From Citizen to Emperor The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte

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					From Citizen to
   Emperor

 The Rise of Napoleon
      Bonaparte
        Mr. Bach
Accelerated World History
  Hudson High School
        Why Now?
• Time of Chaos
  –Internal
  –External
• Weak Government
• Long Period of Uncertainty
  and Instability
• Need for a charismatic,
          Early Life
• Corsican
  who
  became an
  accomplish
  ed student
  of artillery in
  the most
     “The Whiff of
      Grapeshot”
• Saves the
  republic
  against an
  attack by
  Royalist
  Counter-
  Revolutiona
  Italian Expedition
      (1796-1797)
• Conquered
  most of
  Northern
  Italy for
  France
• Limited
  religious
  Egyptian Campaign
        (1798)
• Navy
  defeated
  by
  Admiral
  Nelson
  (Eng.)
• Abandon
  s army in
  Egypt,
  but
Egyptian Campaign
      (1798)
   The Coup d’etat
       (1799)
• Uses
  military
  power to
  seize
  control of
  government
  from
   Validation of Rule
         (1800)
• Plebiscite –
  vote of the
  people to
  approve
  new
  constitution.
• Gives
        Lycees
• Governme
  nt-run
  public
  schools
• All males
  eligible
    Concordat (1801)
• Heal divisions
  with the
  Catholic
  Church
• Catholicism
  dominant (but
  not only)
  religion of
  France
   Napoleonic Code
• Everyone is
  equal
  before the
  law
• Feudal
  privilege is
  official dead
Napoleonic Code
The Order of the Legion
    of Honor (1802)
•Rewarde
 d
 soldiers
 based
 on merit
 The Americas (1801-
       1803)
• Enslaved
  Africans
  defeat the
  French in
  Haiti
• Sells
  Louisiana to
  the
  Defeating the Second
     Coalition (1800)
• Battle of
  Marengo
 –Defeats
  the
  Austrians
  in Italy
Napoleon Crossing
    the Alps
    Napoleonic Warfare
• Quick movement across vast areas
• Artillery as a force to support infantry
• Calvary of renewed importance
• Use of spies and deception
• Fast battlefield communication (semaphore
  line)
• Concentrating troops on a surprised enemy
  (Strength vs. Weakness)
• Turning the flank!
• Warfare on a broader front and focused on
  destruction of the enemy army
 Emperor Napoleon I
      (1804)
• Makes
  himself
  emperor
  (equal
  footing with
  Europe?)
• Crowns
 The Crowning of
Empress Josephine

				
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