France was very different before Napoleon came along. Before Napoleon France was controlled by an absolute monarchy. France was also under the old regime which was a system that existed in most of Europe at that time. Also all laws were created by the Legislative assembly. Based upon historical documents and his own words Napoleon Bonaparte had a negative impact on France. Napoleon loved power too much and didn’t care about people. He also only thought of women as a man's way to have babies. Napoleon was also known for making quick and rational decisions that might have not been the best.
Following the Reign of Terror, France was ruled by a corrupt five-man governing body called the Directory, which was overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte through a coup d’état. Napoleon, a military general, rose to power through a series of military conquests and eventually became the First Consul of the French Republic. The French people viewed Napoleon favorably, as his military and political genius would likely lead to the creation of a prosperous and united France. Moreover, they believed that he would uphold the ideas they had fought for during the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. While Napoleon stabilized and united French society by supporting the liberty of his people and ensuring equality of opportunity in education
Napoleon spread enlightenment ideas that benefited the people in France. He created the Napoleonic code, which was basically the first written document of laws. That meant that the judge could not change anything, but the laws applied to all citizens equally and protected their rights. He gave people religious tolerance, which means people had religious freedom. He also created a system of meritocracy, giving positions based on people's talents and not to the ones that are higher classes. People that were more poor, got a chance to earn more money. Another enlightenment idea that he supported was education and art, and he built free public schools so all children were able to get educated. Some might argue that he crowned himself king and his brother King of Spain, which means that he did not get rid of the monarchy even though that was one of the main ideas during Enlightenment. But Napoleon had plebiscites, people that were allowed to vote, and
In this unit, you examined the American and French Revolutions. The American Revolution, sparked by conflict over British rule and influenced by Enlightenment ideas, broke colonial ties with a monarchy and yielded a new nation. The French Revolution, inspired by the American Revolution as well as the Enlightenment, freed French citizens from an absolute monarchy and secured equality before the law for all male citizens.
In Document A, there is a map showing the land Napoleon conquered for France, Napoleon and his military conquered a lot of land for France and it even explains in Document B that Napoleon conquered so much land because he wanted to eliminate the tyrants of other countries to better the lives of people under their rule. Napoleon cared about the happiness and well being of others. In Document E the Napoleonic Code explains “All Frenchmen shall enjoy civil rights.” During the Reign of Terror and the Revolution Frenchmen had no civil rights and had no protection from the government. Napoleon reintroduced civil rights to France after their rights had been taken away from them. Document C explains that Napoleon believed in better education for France and thought better education would help create a stronger military. Napoleon Bonaparte was a hero for France because he believed in better education for the people of France, he wanted to get rid of the tyrants of other countries to better the lives of people under their rule, and people had civil rights, which they didn’t have prior to his reign as
There were four main revolutions taken place and they were known as the Atlantic Revolutions including the North American Revolution from 1775 to 1787, French Revolution from 1789 to 1815, Haitian Revolution from 1791 to 1804, and Spanish Revolution from 1810 to 1825. These revolutions arise due to the oppression of people towards the political issues and injustice to the different class of people in the society. Also, the revolutions originated to the weak political authorities, especially the ruler.
Napoleon Bonaparte greatest work was the creation of the Napoleonic Code. The Napoleonic Code gave revelation the country a uniform set of laws and eliminated many injustices. However, because the Napoleonic Code promoted order and authority over individual rights, it limited freedom of speech and the press. These rights were all important components that were established during the French Revolution. Not only did the Napoleonic Code take away many rights from the citizens, this code also restored slavery in the French Colonies in the Caribbean. This shows Napoleon didn’t believe in the freedom of an individual person, and how Napoleon wants to be in control and have all the power. Napoleon Bonaparte went against the goal of Liberty in the French Revolution by reviving slavery, taking away the freedom of the people, and promoting order and authority over individual rights striving to acquire full control which lead to his citizens thinking of rights that they believe they deserve and how equality was strongly
Was Napoleon Bonaparte a good person? When Napoleon came to power he did many things for France. The things he contributed to France was lycees, opened up the churches, bettered tax collection, ended corruption, and the Napoleon’s Code. Many people like to think that Napoleon was a bad man, but they don’t seem to acknowledge the fact that he helped out everyone greatly. With all the things he did for France the bad things he did should outweigh the bad. Napoleon was not perfect and a lot of his men died, but that does not make him a bad man.
Before Napoleon became emperor, France was in a post-revolutionary state after a series of civil wars. Napoleon Bonaparte’s accomplishments were achieved inside and outside of France. Napoleon’s political feats were achieved by having superior military leadership. Napoleons leadership of France ended up turning tables in many different areas from gaining economic stability to establishing an agreement with Pope Pius VII of the Roman Catholic Church. The greatest achievements that made the years 1801-1805 the height of Napoleons political career were the Concordat, the Napoleonic Code, and the reformation of French economy.
The late 1700’s was a time of great discontent in France. The people of France revolted against their government in an attempt to gain power in political decision making. In this time, France experienced many forms of governments as the people fought for change. It was during the 1790’s that Napoleon Bonaparte became known to the people as a strong military leader. Taking advantage of his rising popularity, Napoleon became the ruler of France and eventually the ruler of an empire. Napoleon Bonaparte had a positive impact on France and Europe due to the military, political and economic stability he restored to France, the laws he put in place, the reforms he introduced to the European countries he conquered and his improvement of the education system.
Napoleon also, was a skilled military leader and became the first emperor of France. Napoleon was a French leader whom quickly rose through the ranks of military during the French revolution and drove his military to expansion and change in the western world. Although they cannot be compared in every way because Napoleon twice relinquished his authority in military leadership, in which Alexander would not have even dreamt of doing.
Napoleon Bonaparte emerged from the chaos that divided France and threw much of Europe into turmoil. This man would lead the nation as an emperor. He brought peace to France, but his desire to conquer new lands and his military genius entangled Europe in a long, bloody war that would be called the Napoleonic Wars. As the
Napoleon was very charismatic, he was able to charm people and convince them with just a few words. An acceptable example would be in 1815, when he landed in France, a group of soldiers was sent to capture him, but rather than fighting them, he simply unmounted his horse, walked towards the soldiers and said, “If any of you wish to kill your emperor, then here I am”. The soldiers were so beguiled by his statement; they dropped their weapons and began cheering, “Long live the emperor”. This is how he managed to have such a large army at the time, he was able to convince approximately 2.5 million people to join him. Whenever he was defeated, he would always say “after making a mistake, the man of genius always gets