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Reflection   Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.    Napoleon Bonaparte
The Napoleonic RevolutionRise of Emperor Napoleon
Overthrow of the Directory   Napoleon once said:    “I found the crown of    France lying on the    ground and I picked i...
Domestic and Religious Policy   Napoleon quickly cleaned up the bandits that    polluted France   Religious Reform     ...
Napoleonic Code   Before the codification there were almost 300 different law systems,    during the revolution efforts w...
Napoleon’s Empire   Treaty of Amiens March 1802      peace between France and      Britain     Napoleon had already    ...
Third Coalition   Britain declared war in 1803   Britain, Austria, Russia and Sweden were unable to    defeat France and...
Continental System   Destroy the British trade by shutting British goods    and shipping out of all European ports    Th...
Invasion of Russia   Alexander I’s defied France and needed to be    punished.     1812   France started into Russia   ...
Napoleon’s Defeat   Leipzig, Germany in October 1813   Napoleon was exiled to Elba   Boundaries of France were reduced ...
100 Days   March 1, 1815 Napoleon remained in command for    100 days.   France met Britain, Netherlands, Prussia at    ...
Napoleon’s Legacy   Freedom of Religion   End of the Political reign of the Catholic Church   Taste of Freedom from Mon...
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The Napoleonic Revolution

  1. 1. Reflection Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. Napoleon Bonaparte
  2. 2. The Napoleonic RevolutionRise of Emperor Napoleon
  3. 3. Overthrow of the Directory Napoleon once said: “I found the crown of France lying on the ground and I picked it up with a sword.” 1799 New French Constitution 2 consuls  Napoleon became consul for the next 10 years
  4. 4. Domestic and Religious Policy Napoleon quickly cleaned up the bandits that polluted France Religious Reform  Concordat of 1801  Napoleon named Bishops  Church officials received state salaries (Protestants too!) “With the aid of Catholicism I should easily attain all my great results.”
  5. 5. Napoleonic Code Before the codification there were almost 300 different law systems, during the revolution efforts were made to prepare a single code, and Napoleon finished it Freedom of speech and press were curtailed, but made laws less confusing Other Reforms  Education was placed under state control.  Public school system financed by taxes.  National bank  1802 voters approved when Napoleon named himself First Consul for life.  Approved (1804) Emperor of the French.
  6. 6. Napoleon’s Empire Treaty of Amiens March 1802  peace between France and Britain  Napoleon had already defeated Austria and Italy and convinced Russia to withdraw.
  7. 7. Third Coalition Britain declared war in 1803 Britain, Austria, Russia and Sweden were unable to defeat France and Spain Napoleon’s Empire quickly expanded to include all Europe. Confederation of the Rhine Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805  defeat to French and Spanish navies.  economic warfare.
  8. 8. Continental System Destroy the British trade by shutting British goods and shipping out of all European ports The Berlin Decree forbid British goods in the ports under French control. Russia and Prussia had to go Portugal refused and Napoleon attacked Spain refused-Napoleon turned against his ally and placed his brother on the throne.
  9. 9. Invasion of Russia Alexander I’s defied France and needed to be punished.  1812 France started into Russia The Russians burnt everything Napoleon delayed retreat Russian troops attacked Napoleon’s as they retreated 4/5 of Napoleon’s army was captured or died before reaching the Prussia
  10. 10. Napoleon’s Defeat Leipzig, Germany in October 1813 Napoleon was exiled to Elba Boundaries of France were reduced to those of 1792.
  11. 11. 100 Days March 1, 1815 Napoleon remained in command for 100 days. France met Britain, Netherlands, Prussia at Waterloo June 1815. The French were defeated. Napoleon was placed under house arrest on St. Helena of the South Atlantic till1821.
  12. 12. Napoleon’s Legacy Freedom of Religion End of the Political reign of the Catholic Church Taste of Freedom from Monarch

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