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Napoleon Bonaparte. Chapter Eleven; Section Four. Consul and Emperor. 1799 Created a new government called the Consulate . ( Supposedly a Republic) 1801 Catholicism became official religion 1802 Named himself Consul for Life

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napoleon bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Chapter Eleven; Section Four

consul and emperor
Consul and Emperor
  • 1799 Created a new government called the Consulate. (Supposedly a Republic)
  • 1801Catholicismbecame official religion
  • 1802 Named himself Consul for Life
  • 1804 Crowned himself Emperor of France
  • 1805 Napoleonic Code or Civil Code
            • Equality of all citizens before the law.
            • Right of an individual to choose profession.
            • Religious toleration
            • Abolition of Serfdom and Feudalism
            • The rights of women diminished under this Code.
            • Promotion based upon talent and ability
napoleon s empire
Napoleon’s Empire
  • 1802 Peace treaty with Russia, Austria, and Britain.
  • 1805-07 France defeated Austria, Prussia, and Russian armies.
  • 1807-12 Napoleon’s Grand Empire
                • France from the Rhine to Italy, north of Rome
                • Kingdoms of Spain, Holland, Italy, Rhine Confederation
                • Allied states of Prussia, Austria, Russia, and Sweden
collapse of the grand empire
Collapse of the Grand Empire
  • Britain’s Survival
    • Naval Power
    • French/Spanish defeat in the Battle of Trafalgar
    • Failure of the Continental System, which was the blockade of British goods to Europe.
  • Nationalism
    • The unique cultural identity of a people based on common language, religion, and national symbols.
    • Aroused nationalism in other European countries:
      • They were hated oppressors.
      • Created hope in their own nation.
fall of napoleon
Fall of Napoleon
  • 1812-13 France lost to Russia
                • Scorched Earth Policy and Weather
  • 1814 Paris was taken over and power was restored to the Bourbon Monarchy
                • Exiled to Elba
  • 1815 Due to King Louis XVIII’s lack of support, Napoleon returned to Paris.

Battle of Waterloo

                • In Belgium, battled against both Britain and Prussia
                • Led by Duke Wellington and defeated
                • Napoleon was exiled to St. Helena
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