Sunday, May 3, 2020

May 3rd Constitution, second after the United States

Manuscript of the Constitution
Poland took time to celebrate the signing of the first modern constitution in Europe (and second only to the United States in the world) on May 3.

The constitution was well ahead of its time coming out at a time when most of Europe was still dominated by autocratic monarchies that viewed the progressive principles laid out in the document as dangerous heresy and a threat to the established order.

Poland's Constitution: the who, what, why, where and when of Europe's oldest constitution

WIKIPEDIA: Constitution of 3 May 1791