Napoleon Bonaparte was an important French political and military leader in the early 1800s and was one of the most important leaders in history. Napoleon became the first French consul after conducting a successful coup d’etat in 1799. Napoleon was very important during the French Revolution, and also went on to rule France and most of Europe from 1799-1805 due to his obsession of power and control. Even though Napoleon had some accomplishments, Napoleon treated his people like a tyrant would and thought of only himself. Because of Napoleon’s selfishness when conquering other countries he is considered a tyrant.
Napoleon Bonaparte changed the world’s culture, spreading French revolutionary ideas throughout his empire. He created a book of laws (Le Code Napoleon), which gave France its first structured set of modern rules. The emperor also granted the people of his empire, freedom of religion, allowing everyone to believe in what they choose to be true. Finally the males of his empire were given equal rights allowing any male the right to gain wealth and power whether they are rich or poor. Napoleon Bonaparte improved culture in France setting the foundation for change in Europe, creating Frances first structured set of laws, allowing freedom of religion in his empire, and finally breaking the boundary that divided the social classes.
Natasha Daoudi 10B Napoleon Bonaparte: Successes and Failures Why was Napoleon Bonaparte successful in overcoming his opponents, both domestic and foreign up until 1812? Why was he largely unsuccessful after this date? 1,475 words Introduction Napoleon Bonaparte came to power in 1795 but before that he was born on August 15th 1769, in the island of Corsica, France to Italian parents. He went to school and received a high-quality education and by the time 1785 he joined the French army as a second lieutenant. Through his knowledge and experience Napoleon rose from the shadows of France; with the fall of Robespierre and the “Reign of Terror” and became its new emperor.
The best president in U.S history I believe is Abraham Lincoln. Abe Lincoln deserved to be the best president because he led his country through the civil war, abolished slavery by issuing the emancipation proclamation, and by issuing the emancipation proclamation the north gained British support. Abe created an economic development program, which began when the country was bankrupt and made the United States the world’s greatest industrial power. I believe that the 2nd best president is George Washington. Washington led the revolutionary war which began the birth of a new nation which goes under foreign policy, helped with the constitution that had much to do with equal rights, and dealt with the whiskey rebellion.
The colonist of America to their self no bigger believed they were or wanted to be British citizens so the Americans dragged Britain in 1775 by starting the revolution and the creating their own government in 1776. The French revolution on the other hand was start by a group out of the third estate made of merchants, artisans and professional known as the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie brake out in revolution due to tour major events: desire for a wider political role, the wish for -restraints on the power of clergy, monarchy and aristocracy, population growth and the Poor harvest of 1787-1788. The methods taken by the Americans and the French to achieve revolution were just as different as the causes of each revolution. On the American
In Defense of Emperor Bonaparte Sirs, I stand before you today in defense of the former Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, whose reign of France for over two centuries liberated her from a nation full of chaos and internal strife during the Revolution; to a nation of strength and stability, now capable of forging a place for itself in international affairs. Through the Napoleonic Code which he established, citizens gained the equality of their basic rights which they rebelled for during the Revolution. This not only restored harmony, order, and unity to France, but simplified the legal system that was previously in place. France was strengthened both economically and politically in numerous ways by Emperor Bonaparte, such as when he restored the relations with the Catholic Church by signing the Concordat with Pope Pius VII. An added economic benefit came to France by this political move of Napoleon’s when the Church restored to France property that previously belonged to them which the Church had seized during the Revolution.
Although many deaths occurred, France did change tremendously. Two great completions from the French Revolution were the destruction of feudalism and the withdrawal of the absolute power, where individual rights and personal liberties have been brought upon the laborers of the king. These accomplishments also brought the growth of the capitalist regime as well as the middle classes. (25)According to Kropotkins the French Revolution was worth its human cost because France did as it promised to do by developing the middle class giving them rights and political views as well as a capitalist government. Viewing the debate from Schama’s view, the author of “The French Revolution: Bliss was it in That Dawn?” The
From First Consul to the Emperor of the French, Napoleon took advantage of his triumph to rise in power. He once said, “Nothing has been simpler than my elevation…It is owing to the peculiarities of the time.” Napoleon was fit to revive France from the ruins it was in after the French Revolution. In this quote he acknowledges the situation the country was in and how it benefited him in terms of rising in power. He began by placing the first set of laws the French ever had in 1804 named, “The Code Napoleon.” It promoted equality, freedom of conscience, right for individuals to choose own professions, and protects
After the death of Robespierre, a new government was introduced called The Directory. Napoleon seized power during this new governments reign and proved to be a great emperor for France. Napoleon stabilized France, made them an extremely strong country, and negotiated the concordat of 1801 with the Catholic Church. Napoleon was undefeated in all his wars until he failed to occupy the Iberian Peninsula, and his attack on Russia in 1812 which summited. The revolutions of France and America were both
Louis XIV From the start of his rein of France, Louis XIV ruled his country through divine right. He sought to consolidate power throughout France by establishing an absolute monarch. King Louis XIV wanted to control everything from law making to determine taxes. Louis XIV started to gain his absolute monarch through several wars, which would eventually move France into the golden age. He also used the quote, “ L’Etat, c’est moi”, which translates to “ I am the state”.