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By: Aly, Chelsea, Jess and Taylor.   Creator of the Napoleonic Code  Crowned himself emperor in 1804  Conquered most of Europe in the same year 

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1 By: Aly, Chelsea, Jess and Taylor

2   Creator of the Napoleonic Code  Crowned himself emperor in 1804  Conquered most of Europe in the same year  Wanted to bring new order to France  Innovated France’s legal system, creating the Napoleonic Code Napoleon Bonaparte

3  The Napoleonic Code

4   First organized in 1804 in France  Applied to European territories such as Spain, lower German states and North Italy  In England, Napoleonic code was never functional, they followed the Civil Law When and Where? France Spain North Italy Germany

5   Set of Laws that Napoleon Bonaparte created  Based off of the Roman Law  Revised many points to fit what he wanted Features:  Every person was equal before the law  No secret laws could exist  All laws had to be published  Religious crimes- illegal  Divorce treated as a civil manner  Granted men many rights Napoleonic Code

6  Husband commits adultery and brings the woman into his home  wife may seek a divorce  the man would be granted the custody of his children unless otherwise ordered by the court  an example of superior male rights Woman commits adultery anywhere  husband may seek a divorce  man would be granted the custody of his children unless otherwise ordered by the court Husband does not like a material item that his wife possesses  legal authority to obtain item and do what he wants with it. (e.g. throw it away) Anyone caught practicing witchcraft, or religious crime  Court of law would decide fitting punishment for the individual  Was considered a serious crime  Punishments were often harsh Examples of the Code

7   Affected laws in Quebec  Quebec is the province primarily affected by the Code  The Civil Code of Quebec is based off of laws found within the Napoleonic Code  Many of these laws are still being used today in Quebec  Quebec revised the laws that were in the Napoleonic Code  Made them suit the people of Quebec How it has Affected the Canadian Legal System

8  IN CASE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND…


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