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The rise and_fall_of_napoleons_empire


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Napoleon's life evokes a strong will power within us when we read his achievements.

Napoleon's life evokes a strong will power within us when we read his achievements.

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  • 2.  “Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.”  “There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.“  “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”  "He that makes war without many mistakes has not made war very long.“  “Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 3. “Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon”. “I know when it is necessary, how to leave the skin of lion to take one of fox.” “A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.” “A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.” “Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 4. The Rise and Fall of Napoleon’s Empire How does this Picture reflect the information you gathered from the quotes? ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 5. How about these two Pictures? ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 6. Church Representatives Empress Josephine ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 7. For Each Slide…. • For each slide, add information to your chart. Make sure you put things in the correct category! • As you go put a P next to things that are Political, an S next to things that are Social and an E next to things that are Economic. • Don’t do the Questions yet! ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 8. Napoleon was born here, on the Island of Corsica ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 9. I. Napoleon Seizes Power • 1769 – Born on Corsica • Military school in France on Scholarship • Saved National Convention, by firing shot at a mob come to get them • Directory sent him into Italy- Success! • Egypt- while there he practices administration, but loses to Nelson • Returns to France as the Hero of Egypt (the news he lost is slower to arrive.) • 1799 – dissolved Directory, seized power with friends Sieyes and Ducos and they three become consuls to run the government • Later, even more popular, he declares himself the one leader of France • He takes on the Powers of a Dictator ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 10. II. Napoleon Rules France • Plebiscite (public vote) approved new constitution – Napoleon stronger • He repair the economy – fixed tax collection, established a national bank, fired the corrupt • Lycees – started government run public schools, rewards based on merit • Concordat – repairs the relationship with Church, He will claim influence but no control • Establishes the Napoleonic Code – A system of laws that were uniform but eliminated individual rights, and restored slavery in CaribbeanARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 11. III. Napoleon Creates an Empire • 1804 – crowned himself Emperor • Wanted territory in New World, couldn’t overcome slave armies in Haiti and sold the Louisiana Purchase to the USA • Wanted to expand in Europe, other nations attacked & were defeated, signed peace treaties • Austerlitz is his finest battle. He crushes the Russians and Austrians both • Battle of Trafalgar – England’s Nelson destroyed the French fleet, Napoleon wouldn’t be able to invade Britain • Most of continental Europe in his control by 1812 ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 12. Please do not talk at this time Oct 28 • Disaster drill at the end of the period. • Do I have a volunteer to take the First Aid kit to the evacuation spot on the Football Field? • Do I have a volunteer to lead the class if I am prevented from evacuating because of Rubble? • Do I have a volunteer to assist my Buddy Ms. Forster if I have to stay with an injured student or can’t get out of the rubble? • Also, get out your Napoleon Work! Test on the Enlightenment, American and French Revolutions Tuesday, Nov. 4th. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 13. Army vs. Navy Nelson ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 14. Battles of Napoleon ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 15. The Greatest Extent of Napoleon’s Empire! ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 16. IV. Napoleon’s Costly Mistakes A) Continental System – blockade against Great Britain, destroy economy, make continental Europe more self-sufficient, Britain did it better… B) Peninsular War – French marched into Spain, took over govt., Spanish guerrilla forces attacked, French army severely weakened C) Napoleon establishes his relatives as kings in the countries he conquers. These people are not competent rulers. The citizens of these countries revolt. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 17. D) Invasion of Russia – Meant to punish Czar for selling grain to England. 1812- 600,000 + French soldiers invade Russia Russians pull back and refuse to fight, practice scorched-earth policy, and burn Moscow down. Napoleon marched back to France in winter, lost his army to the cold. 20,000 walk out… “Swallows fell from the sky like stones, frozen in flight in the bitter cold…” ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 18. V. Napoleon’s Downfall • Major powers attacked: England and Prussia • 1814 – Napoleon surrendered at Liepzig, exiled to island of Elba • New king unpopular, Napoleon escaped Elba, returns to France a Hero for 100 days and built a new army in 1815 • Battle of Waterloo – Napoleon defeated by combined forces of Russia, Prussia, Austria Sweden and England • St. Helena – Exiled until his death in 1821 ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER