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1795-1799. * This was a group of 5 people * They were the executive branch in France from 1795-1799 * France also had a parliamentary system with two.

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2 * This was a group of 5 people * They were the executive branch in France from * France also had a parliamentary system with two houses: Council of Five Hundred and Council of Ancients * Together they elected members of the Directory

3 * Each member of the Directory had a 3-month term * The Directory does a poor job and comes close to bankruptcy by 1796 * The Directory hopes to improve matters through military conquest

4 * The Directory appoints Napoleon Bonaparte to lead invasions into Austria and Italy * These countries had disapproved of the French Revolution or plotted against France * Napoleon also invades Egypt in

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6 * His goal in Egypt is to improve French trade and block England’s access to India * Napoleon finds the Rosetta Stone, which dates back to 196 BC * Created by King Ptolemy * Discusses taxes, statues in his honor

7 * 45 in. high * 28 in. wide * 10 in. thick

8 * Napoleon returns to France in 1799 when he hears there is political upheaval * He leads troops to overthrow the corrupt and unpopular Directory * Napoleon makes himself First Consul and is soon the most powerful person in France

9 * As a young officer


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