Born 1799 in Corsica Schoarship to famous Military School Lieutenant French Army Beloved Italian accent Very studious Successful
1799 Coup détat Directory New government Consulate-absolute power What qualities did Napoleon possess thatgained him popular support?
Was called the first Consul Appointed officials Controlled the army Foreign affairs Influenced the legislature
1802 Made consul FO’ LIFE 1804 Crowned himself Emperor Napoleon I
Did Napoleon Extend or inhibit the ideals ofthe French Revolution?
Peace with the Catholic Church Major religion agreement Not return church lands Considered himself enlightened
Codify-written system During revolution almost 700 legal systems 7 law codes Napoleonic aka the civil code
Reflected ideology of the Revolution Equality under the law Religious freedom No feudalism Freedom of profession Sounds great right?
Radical post rev govt Made women more equal Napoleonic code undid this equality Restricted free press (liberty)
Talented General Conquered most of Europe Victories: Austria, Prussia & Russia
French Empire Core: enlarged France and half or Italy The dependent states Ruled by relatives The allied states Prussian, Austria, Russia & Sweden Never conquered Great Britain
Spread principles of FR Legal equality Religious toleration Economic freedom Attempted to destroy feudalism/clergy
What is it? Connected with popular sovereignty Napoleon spread this feeling
Conquer Russia Marched his troops in Russians retreated “Scorched Earth” Moscow in flames No supplies/abandon Cold winter Soldiers starving and freezing
European Countries Move in for the attack March 1814 Paris was captured Napoleon in exile Island of Elba
Slipped back into France New King Napoleon addressed the Troops They cheered and celebrated him Europe didn’t like Joined up and attacked(June 1815) Belgium : British and Prussian army Battle of Waterloo/bloody defeat Back into exile He died in 1821
It was really to suppress EuropeanNationalism He was them! Wanted to keep Napoleon’s Influence fromspreading Cut France down in size Punished anyone who helped France Rewarded those who fought France