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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Legacy


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10th grade global, effects of Napoleon's reign

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Legacy

  1. 1. Napoleon Bonaparte’s Legacy
  2. 2. Positive Impact <ul><li>1) Napoleonic Code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>spurred the development of bourgeois society in Europe by expanding the right to own property and breaking the back of feudalism . </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Positive Impact <ul><li>Centralized French government </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded suffrage rights (though they were still limited) </li></ul><ul><li>Greater property rights for French citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded education for many French citizens </li></ul>
  4. 4. Positive Impact <ul><li>Helped to create Germany by abolishing the Holy Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Sold the Louisiana territory to Thomas Jefferson, doubling the size of the U.S.A. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Negative Impacts <ul><li>Left France bankrupt, and her overseas colonies lost. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Negative Impact <ul><li>Sought to suppress slave revolt in Haiti </li></ul>
  7. 7. Negative Impact <ul><li>17 years of wars. 6 Million people dead throughout Europe </li></ul>
  8. 8. Negative Impact <ul><li>Total betrayal of the democratic ideals of the French Revolution </li></ul>
  9. 11. Napoleon’s Tomb <ul><li>It is about the size of a UPS truck </li></ul>