Presentation on theme: "The New Dictator Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte Born on the French island of Corsica During revolution moved up the ranks to General led soldiers against."— Presentation transcript:
Napoleon Bonaparte Overthrew The Directory Named himself First Consul 1802 named Consul for Life
Napoleon’s Reforms 1.Regulate Economy – control prices 2.Encouraged New Industry 3.Built roads & canals
Napoleon Reforms 4.Made public schools under gov’t control 5.Napoleonic Code – new laws based on Enlightenment ideas
Napoleon Reforms 6. Tax collection was made more fair and orderly so France could rely on a steady supply of money. 7. Dishonest government workers were removed.
Louisiana PurchaseHERO 1803 to get money for all France debts is considered a hero when he sells off the swampy, unexplored land of the Louisiana Purchase to America. ZERO 1803 when an army he sent to re-conquer Haiti was destroyed he realizes French possessions on the mainland of North America would now be indefensible, and facing imminent war with Britain, he sold them to the United States —the Louisiana Purchase—for less than three cents per acre.
Napoleon’s Downfall Napoleon is exiled to St. Helena – Island in South Atlantic Stays there until his death in 1821
Aftermath of Napoleon France kept Napoleonic Code & Reforms People under Napoleon gained rights, education, and suffrage. Holy Roman Empire disbanded and Europe is built to what it is today. United States doubles in size because of Napoleon and Louisiana Purchase.