Constitution of 1791

Constitution of 1791.

On September 13-14, Louis XVI formally accepts the new Constitution of 1791. The text maintains the Monarchy and grants the right of vetoA veto is the power to unilaterally cancel or postpone the decisions of law. to a king with limited powers.

This compromise did not sit well with influential radicalsRadical is the one who desires extreme change or transforms the order of the society or political system. like Maximilien de RobespierreMaximilien Fran├žois Marie Isidore de Robespierre was a French lawyer, statesman and a member of the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club. He is best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution., Camille Desmoulins, and Georges Danton, who began drumming up popular support for a more republican form of government and for the trial of Louis XVI.

On September 28: Slavery was abolished in France but not in the French colonies. Also, French Jews were granted citizenship.

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