napoleonnapoleon
No directionNo direction
•As the leaders of the French
Revolution continued to
come and go, each more
radical than the one...
No directionNo direction
•This group called
themselves the DirectoryDirectory, a
five-person panel that tried
to control t...
No directionNo direction
•They were not able to do so.
•The people of France
needed a a strong and
powerful leader who cou...
No directionNo direction
•That man was NapoleonNapoleon
BonaparteBonaparte.
powerpower
•Napoleon was a short,
stubborn man from the
island of Corsica in the
Mediterranean Sea.
powerpower
•He was given a fine
education and his love of
reading helped him to
achieve acceptance into the
finest militar...
powerpower
•With this education,
Napoleon was able to come
in and quickly take control
of the situation in a power
vacuum ...
controlcontrol
•In order to gain control, he,
his brother and two
members of the government
running France during the
revo...
controlcontrol
•A coup d’etat happens when
a government is suddenly
changed or overthrown by a
small group of people.
In chargeIn charge
•Once he had control in
France, he had a plebiscite,
or vote of the people, in
order to have them belie...
In chargeIn charge
•He established state
schools, called lycees, that
trained students to be
government employees.
In chargeIn charge
•The opportunity to go the
lycees was open to anyone,
which only increased his
popularity with the peop...
In chargeIn charge
•He also put in place a
system of laws called the
Napoleonic Code, which
gave France a set of laws
that...
In chargeIn charge
• The problem with the code was
that it took away some of the
basic rights that had been
given to peopl...
In chargeIn charge
•Now that Napoleon had
taken control of the
government in France, he
decided it was time to make
France...
In chargeIn charge
•The people of France made
him almost a dictator and
then “elected” him emperor
of France because of th...
expansionexpansion
• Napoleon decided that it
would be a good idea to bring
his way of life to all of the
people of Europe...
expansionexpansion
• He was able to recapture land
in North America that had
been taken from France by
Spain, but when he ...
expansionexpansion
• Part of that land was sold to
the United States and became
known as the Louisiana
Purchase.
expansionexpansion
• He decided to focus his
attention on Europe, and was
able to force the leaders of
Austria, Prussia, a...
expansionexpansion
• He turned his attention to the
last remaining European
power, England.
• Had Napoleon been able to
fi...
expansionexpansion
• But the battle took place near the
Strait of Gibraltar at the entrance
to the Mediterranean Sea, whic...
expansionexpansion
• In order to help make this
happen, he declared a
blockade, which closed all of
the ports of European
...
expansionexpansion
• He called this plan the
Continental System, because it
would make the nations on the
continent of Eur...
expansionexpansion
•His military training for
land battles made him quite
successful and he
conquered land from Spain
to R...
expansionexpansion
•It was his invasion of
Russia, though, that caused
his downfall.
expansionexpansion
•He began an invasion
of Russia in the fall of
1811.
expansionexpansion
• With the Russian winter fast
approaching and his supply
lines stretched thin, Napoleon
was in trouble...
expansionexpansion
•When the spring of 1812
came, Napoleon was no
match for the Russian
troops that came at him.
expansionexpansion
•He was quickly defeated
and exiled.
•He briefly escaped from
exile but was defeated at the
Battle of W...
expansionexpansion
•Europe now had to try and
reconstruct their continent
and figure out what came
next.
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  1. 1. napoleonnapoleon
  2. 2. No directionNo direction •As the leaders of the French Revolution continued to come and go, each more radical than the one before him, a group needed to step up and take control.
  3. 3. No directionNo direction •This group called themselves the DirectoryDirectory, a five-person panel that tried to control the Revolution and to take control of France.
  4. 4. No directionNo direction •They were not able to do so. •The people of France needed a a strong and powerful leader who could promise to bring France back to the top of Europe.
  5. 5. No directionNo direction •That man was NapoleonNapoleon BonaparteBonaparte.
  6. 6. powerpower •Napoleon was a short, stubborn man from the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.
  7. 7. powerpower •He was given a fine education and his love of reading helped him to achieve acceptance into the finest military schools in France.
  8. 8. powerpower •With this education, Napoleon was able to come in and quickly take control of the situation in a power vacuum in France.
  9. 9. controlcontrol •In order to gain control, he, his brother and two members of the government running France during the revolution, launched a coup d’etatcoup d’etat.
  10. 10. controlcontrol •A coup d’etat happens when a government is suddenly changed or overthrown by a small group of people.
  11. 11. In chargeIn charge •Once he had control in France, he had a plebiscite, or vote of the people, in order to have them believe that they had actually chosen him as their leader.
  12. 12. In chargeIn charge •He established state schools, called lycees, that trained students to be government employees.
  13. 13. In chargeIn charge •The opportunity to go the lycees was open to anyone, which only increased his popularity with the people of France.
  14. 14. In chargeIn charge •He also put in place a system of laws called the Napoleonic Code, which gave France a set of laws that attempted to treat everyone equally.
  15. 15. In chargeIn charge • The problem with the code was that it took away some of the basic rights that had been given to people under either the National Assembly or the Legislative Assembly.
  16. 16. In chargeIn charge •Now that Napoleon had taken control of the government in France, he decided it was time to make France a powerful nation again.
  17. 17. In chargeIn charge •The people of France made him almost a dictator and then “elected” him emperor of France because of the good things that he did for them.
  18. 18. expansionexpansion • Napoleon decided that it would be a good idea to bring his way of life to all of the people of Europe and maybe the world.
  19. 19. expansionexpansion • He was able to recapture land in North America that had been taken from France by Spain, but when he couldn’t hold on to it (because of problems in Haiti) he was forced to let it go.
  20. 20. expansionexpansion • Part of that land was sold to the United States and became known as the Louisiana Purchase.
  21. 21. expansionexpansion • He decided to focus his attention on Europe, and was able to force the leaders of Austria, Prussia, and Russia to sign peace treaties with him.
  22. 22. expansionexpansion • He turned his attention to the last remaining European power, England. • Had Napoleon been able to fight England in a land battle he might have done better.
  23. 23. expansionexpansion • But the battle took place near the Strait of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, which put Napoleon at a disadvantage. • He was defeated there but still believed that he could conquer all of Europe.
  24. 24. expansionexpansion • In order to help make this happen, he declared a blockade, which closed all of the ports of European continent from trade and communication with England.
  25. 25. expansionexpansion • He called this plan the Continental System, because it would make the nations on the continent of Europe less dependent on England for everything and give them more power.
  26. 26. expansionexpansion •His military training for land battles made him quite successful and he conquered land from Spain to Russia.
  27. 27. expansionexpansion •It was his invasion of Russia, though, that caused his downfall.
  28. 28. expansionexpansion •He began an invasion of Russia in the fall of 1811.
  29. 29. expansionexpansion • With the Russian winter fast approaching and his supply lines stretched thin, Napoleon was in trouble when the Russian army retreated further and further into their country.
  30. 30. expansionexpansion •When the spring of 1812 came, Napoleon was no match for the Russian troops that came at him.
  31. 31. expansionexpansion •He was quickly defeated and exiled. •He briefly escaped from exile but was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo and sent away again.
  32. 32. expansionexpansion •Europe now had to try and reconstruct their continent and figure out what came next.

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