Napoleon Bonaparte - 1769-1821 - Day 2 . EU - In times of crisis, people will turn to strong leaders to gain a sense of stability. Complete packet page 15 to review the rise of Napoleon’s Empire
EU - In times of crisis, people will turn to strong leaders to gain a sense of stability.
Complete packet page 15 to review the rise of Napoleon’s Empire
Log onto website, go to classwork documents, read napoleon and censorship.pdf and answer the “Thinking it through” question
Complete packet page 16 to review the collapse of Napoleon’s Empire
Actively Read p 19 about two views of Napoleon and answer questions 1-2
Draw a cartoon illustrating the rise, the fall of and the legacy of Napoleon
The cartoon will be completed individually on unlined paper, preferably in color.
Central Government is Strengthened
1. Controls Economy
2. Builds Roads/ Canals
3. Public Schools – the lycees
4. Concordat of 1801- Peace with the Church
5. He had the support of all Classes
2) Napoleonic Code
5. Napoleon wanted to destroy the British Navy to break the continental blockade and so that France would be able to invade the British Islands. The two navies met at the naval Battle of Trafalgar.
Key military factors and beliefs
A. The Grand Empire
1. Annex- Add Territory- Belgium,
Netherlands, Italy, Germany
2. Abolished H.R.E.- Creates 38
Member Conference of the Rhine in what is now Germany
3. Part of Poland- the Grand Duchy of Warsaw conquered by Napoleon
4. Put family and friends on European Thrones (Joe Bonaparte- Spain)
5. Divorces Josephine- Married niece of Marie Antoinette- A Princess of Austria
1. 1805- Battle of Trafalgar- Admiral Nelson destroyed French Fleet
2. Continental System- Closed European Ports under French control to British Ships and British made goods
3. British Blockade- British navy cut off all traffic in and out of French ports
3. Victories- led to Nationalism- French Pride
1) Czar Alexander I stopped participating in the continental System
2) Napoleon invaded Russia, sending in the “Grand Army” (600,000)
3) Russians retreated east, employing the “Scorched Earth” tactic. (Good example of History Repeating itself- ask me).
4) Napoleon in Moscow By September, but could not stay during winter- no food
- 600,000 men began journey, only between 10,000 to 40,000returned.
Numbers vary – these are from PBS Napoleon at War
B) Napoleon Returns – for 100 days
1. June 18, 1815- Belgium
2. Defeated by the Duke of Wellington and General
3. Exiled to St. Helena forever
1. Napoleon uses force and cunning to persuade people
He grew more and more dictatorial, further and further encroaching (moving into and taking) people’s liberty, and the independence of the rest of Europe.
2. Napoleon is legitimate and should be supported, not because of nobility but because he will best protect the liberty of the 3rd Estate. He also has right to rule because he leads the successful army as it conquers all of France and Europe.
Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna