List the Main Features of French Constitution of 1791

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The main features of the French constitution of 1791 are the limited power of the monarch, separation, and allocation of powers, the constitutional monarchy of France, power to make laws vested to the national assembly, members of the national assembly were only high taxpayers, and right to life, freedom of speech, equality before the law, etc.

Main Features of the French Constitution of 1791

The French constitution was the first written constitution. It was created after the disintegration of the complete monarchy of the Ancien Regime. It provided political rights to the richer section of society.

The following are the main features of the French constitution of 1791:

  • It limited the power of the monarch.
  • The powers were separated and allocated to the legislature, executive, and judiciary.
  • France became a constitutional monarchy.
  • The national assembly was vested with the power to make laws.
  • Only high taxpayers were eligible to be a member of the national assembly and cast a vote.
  • The right to freedom of speech, right to life, equality before the law, and freedom of opinion were made natural and inalienable rights.

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