Active Citizen/Passive Citizen

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Title

Active Citizen/Passive Citizen

Description

This cartoon mocks the distinction between active and passive citizens. Many revolutionaries hated this difference, essentially dividing those with property from those without. The propertied (active) were the only ones who could participate in the political process.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1791

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/75/|Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 22 (pièces 3719-3893), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

75

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

17.5 x 20.5 cm

Title (French)

No. 1 Citoyen actif. Ta noblesse est donc dans ton habit. No. 2 citoyen passif. Prenez garde que ma patience ne m'échappe. No. 3 Vois tu que je suis noble No. 4 Je suis sous le rideau et je reponds de tout

Citation

None Identified, “Active Citizen/Passive Citizen,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/85.