"The King Accepting the Constitution amid the National Assembly, 14 September 1791"
The EstatesGeneral, reborn as the National Assembly, finished its work by completing a new constitution. This document provided for an executivethe Kingas well as a legislative body. Suffrage was male and restricted to certain economic levels. Overall, it was a moderate document that created a constitutional monarch and privileged the wealthy to a considerable degree at a time when the monarchy had discredited itself and popular classes wanted more. In retrospect, one could wonder how contemporaries believed this constitution would survive.
Source: mfr 84.618.6