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NAPOLEON FORGES AN EMPIRE

p. 229-233
Objectives
Explain how Napoleon Bonaparte
Come to power
Summarize how Napoleon restored
order in France
Describe the extent and weakness of
Napoleons empire
NAPOLEON SEIZES POWER
Hero of the Hour Coup d'tat
1779
After a series of coups
Napoleon is urged to
seize political power
Established three
consuls
Take the title First
Consul and assumed
power as a dictator
Defended National Convention
from loyalist attack
Appointed to lead French against
Austria
Won a series of victories
Protect French interests
Lost a series of battles in Egypt
Kept them out of French papers
Savior of the
French Republic
NAPOLEON SEIZES POWER
Restoring Order at Home
Get economy back on track
Efficient tax collecting
National banking system
End corruption/inefficiency in
government
Lyces
Government run public schools
Graduates were appointed to
public offices
Agreement with Pope
Pius VII
Government recognized
influence of the church
Church would have no
control over national
affairs
Agreement gained
support of the church and
the majority of France for
Napoleon
Concordat
NAPOLEON SEIZES POWER
Restoring Order at Home (cont.)
Napoleonic Code
Uniform set of law for the country
Eliminated injustices
Promoted order and authority
Restricted
Speech
Press
Reestablished slavery in colonies
NAPOLEON SEIZES POWER
Napoleon Crowned as Emperor
1804
With support of voter
Napoleon crowns himself
emperor
In Notre Dame Cathedral
Napoleon takes the
crown from the Pope and
places it on his own head
Signaling that he is more
powerful than the church
NAPOLEON CREATES AN EMPIRE
Loss of American Territories
1789
Enslaved Africans
demand rights too
Civil War
Enslaved Africans seize
control
Haiti
1803 ; $15 million
Help with debt
Spite England
Louisiana
Purchase
NAPOLEON CREATES AN EMPIRE
Conquering Europe

British persuade; Russia, Austria,
and Sweden to fight against France
Brilliant against opposition in battle
Austria, Prussia and Russia are
forced to sign piece treaties
Largest Empire since Rome
Only England remains standing
NAPOLEON CREATES AN EMPIRE
The Battle of Trafalgar
Napoleons only major
lose
Naval battle
Ensure British supremacy
over the seas
Napoleon gives up on
conquering Britain
NAPOLEON CREATES AN EMPIRE
The French Empire
Free Counties
Britain
Portugal
Sweden
Ottoman Empire
Puppet States
Spain
Grand Duchy of Warsaw
Multiple German Kingdoms
Alliances
Russia
Prussia
Austria