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Essential Question Did Napoleon carry on the ideas of the Revolution, and what were the overall effects of revolution on France?
Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte Was a brilliant general who won several victories against the enemies of France Became a hero throughout France People grow tired of the Reign of Terror and Robespierre is overthrown Napoleon becomes 1st Consul
The Napoleonic Code Was a series of laws and regulations that Napoleon initiated to reform the French government, society, and economy These reforms brought stability and prosperity to France after the Reign of Terror
Reforms of the Napoleonic Code People vote for new constitution to give Napoleon more power Creates a fair tax system Constructs a National Bank to grow the economy Fires corrupt officials Implements a system of meritocracy People advance and get jobs based on merit/achievement Recognizes Catholicism as “faith of Frenchmen” Equality for all under the law Restricted Freedom of Speech (against him/government)
Napoleon’s Ambition and Quest for Power Crowned Emperor in 1804 Much like an absolute monarch People support this Expands France’s empire by conquering most of Europe and defeating country after country
Downfall of Napoleon Napoleon is eventually defeated by several countries after his failed invasion of Russia Exiled to the island of St. Helena Countries establish France as a constitutional monarchy