TODAY IN HISTORY: May 3, 1791. The Constitution of May 3 (Konstytucja Trzeciego Maja, or Gegužės trečiosios konstitucija) is adopted by the Sejm of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in order to redress issues that had been plaguing the political air or the parliament and implement a more democratic form of government—a constitutional monarchy, which shrunk the differences between nobility and peasants of the land. This action was met with hostility from the Commonwealth’s neighbors and the constitution remained for only fourteen months more. Scholars have called the May 3 constitution the first of its kind in Europe.
Picture shown is by Matejko, depicting Stanisław August entering St. John’s Cathedral where deputies swear to uphold the constitution.
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