Published on November 26, 2007
Slide1: Ms, Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Slide3: Napoleon’s Rise to Power Earlier military career the Italian Campaigns: 1796-1797 he conquered most of northern Italy for France, and had developed a taste for governing. In northern Italy, he moved to suppress religious orders, end serfdom, and limit age-old noble privilege. Slide4: Napoleon’s Rise to Power Earlier military career the Egyptian Campaign: 1798 he was defeated by a British navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson, who destroyed the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile. Abandoning his troops in Egypt, Napoleon returned to France and received a hero’s welcome! Slide5: The Rosetta Stone Jean Francois Champollion Slide6: Europe in 1800 Slide7: Napoleon as “First Consul” With the government in disarray, Napoleon launched a successful coup d’ etat on November 9, 1799. He proclaimed himself “First Consul” [Julius Caesar’s title] and did away with the elected Assembly [appointing a Senate instead]. In 1802, he made himself sole “Consul for Life.” Two years later he proclaimed himself “Emperor.” Slide8: The Government of the Consulate Council of State Proposed the laws. Served as a Cabinet & the highest court. Tribunate Debated laws, but did not vote on them. Legislature Voted on laws, but did not discuss or debate them. Senate Had the right to review and veto legislation. Slide9: Napoleon Established the Banque de France, 1800 Slide10: Concordat of 1801 Napoleon wanted to heal the divisions within the Catholic Church that had developed after the confiscation of Church property and the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. But, Napoleon’s clear intent was to use the clergy to prop up his regime. Slide11: Concordat of 1801 Catholicism was declared the religion of the majority of Frenchmen. Papal acceptance of church lands lost during the Revolution. Bishops subservient to the regime. Eventually, Pope Pius VII renounced the Concordat, and Napoleon had him brought to France and placed under house arrest. Slide12: Lycee System of Education Established by Napoleon in 1801 as an educational reform. Lycées initially enrolled the nation’s most talented students [they had to pay tuition, although there was some financial help available for poorer student]. Lycées trained the nation’s future bureaucrats. Slide13: Legion of Honor, 1802 Palace of the Legion of Honor, Paris Slide14: Code Napoleon, 1804 It divides civil law into: Personal status. Property. The acquisition of property. Its purpose was to reform the French legal code to reflect the principles of the Fr. Revolution. Create one law code for France. Slide15: Napoleon and His Code Slide16: The Influence of the Napoleonic Code Wherever it was implemented [in the conquered territories], the Code Napoleon swept away feudal property relations. Slide17: Haitian Independence, 1792-1804 Toussaint L’Ouverture Slide18: Louisiana Purchase, 1803 $15,000,000 Slide20: The Empress Josephine Slide21: Josephine’s Bedroom Slide22: “Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon & the Empress Josephine,” 1806 by David December 2, 1804 Slide23: “Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon & the Empress Josephine,” 1806 by David Slide24: Napoleon’s Throne Slide25: Napoleon’s Bed Chamber Slide26: The Imperial Image Slide27: The “Empire” Style Madame Recamier by David, 1808 Slide28: Neo-Classical Architecture Napoleon’s Tomb Slide29: Napoleonic Europe Slide30: Napoleon’s Major Military Campaigns Slide31: Battle of Trafalgar Slide32: Napoleon’s Major Military Campaigns Britain Austria Russia (3rd Coalition) France 1805: -Danube -Italy ULM: France defeated Austria. AUSTERLITZ: France defeated Austria & Russia. Crowned “King of Italy” on May 6, 1805 Slide33: “Crossing the Alps,” 1805 Paul Delaroche Slide34: Napoleon’s Major Military Campaigns JENA: French Troops in Berlin! BERLIN DECREES (“Continental System”) Prussia France 1806: Confed. of the Rhine 4th Coalition created Slide35: The Continental System GOAL to isolate Britain and promote Napoleon’s mastery over Europe. Berlin Decrees (1806) British ships were not allowed in European ports. “Order in Council” (1806) Britain proclaimed any ship stopping in Britain would be seized when it entered the Continent. Milan Decree (1807) Napoleon proclaimed any ship stopping in Britain would be seized when it entered the Continent. These edicts eventually led to the United States declaring war on Britain WAR OF 1812. Slide36: The Continental System Slide37: British Cartoon Slide38: Napoleon’s Major Military Campaigns Grand Duchy of Warsaw FRIEDLAND: France defeated Russian troops : France occupied Konigsberg, capital of East Prussia! Russia France 1806: Poland Slide39: “Napoleon on His Imperial Throne” 1806 By Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres Slide40: Josephine’s Divorce Statement (1807) With the permission of our august and dear husband, I must declare that, having no hope of bearing children who would fulfill the needs of his policies and the interests of France, I am pleased to offer him the greatest proof of attachment and devotion ever offered on this earth. Slide41: Napoleon’s Divorce Statement (1807) Far from ever finding cause for complaint, I can to the contrary only congratulate myself on the devotion and tenderness of my beloved wife. She has adorned thirteen years of my life; the memory will always remain engraved on my heart. Slide42: Marie Louise (of Austria) married Napoleon on March 12, 1810 in Vienna Slide43: Marie Louise (of Austria) with Napoleon’s Son (Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles: 1811-1832) Slide44: Peninsular Campaign: 1807-1810 Portugal did not comply with the Continental System. France wanted Spain’s support to invade Portugal. Spain refused, so Napoleon invaded Spain as well! Spain Portugal France 1806: Continental System Slide45: “The Spanish Ulcer” Napoleon tricked the Spanish king and prince to come to France, where he imprisoned them. He proclaimed his brother, Joseph, to be the new king of Spain. He stationed over 100,000 Fr troops in Madrid. On May 2, 1808 [Dos de Mayo] the Spanish rose up in rebellion. Fr troops fired on the crowd in Madrid the next day [Tres de Mayo]. Slide46: “Third of May, 1808” by Goya (1810) Slide47: “The Spanish Ulcer” Napoleon now poured 500,00 troops into Spain over the next few years. But, the Fr generals still had trouble subduing the Spanish population. The British viewed this uprising as an opportunity to weaken Napoleon. They moved an army into Portugal to protect that country and to aid the Spanish guerillas. After 5 long years of savage fighting, Fr troops were finally pushed back across the Pyrennes Mountains out of Spain. The Surrender of Madrid May, 1809 by Goya Slide48: “Napoleon in His Study” 1812 by David Slide49: Napoleon’s Empire in 1810 Slide50: Napoleon’s Family Rules! Jerome Bonaparte King of Westphalia. Joseph Bonaparte King of Spain Louise Bonaparte King of Holland Pauline Bonaparte Princess of Italy Napoléon Francis Joseph Charles (son) King of Rome Elisa Bonaparte Grand Duchess of Tuscany Caroline Bonaparte Queen of Naples Slide51: Napoleon’s Family & Friends/Allies Slide52: The “Big Blunder” -- Russia The retreat from Spain came on the heels of Napoleon’s disastrous Russian Campaign (1812-1813). In July, 1812 Napoleon led his Grand Armee of 614,000 men eastward across central Europe and into Russia. The Russians avoided a direct confrontation with Napoleon. They retreated to Moscow, drawing the French into the interior of Russia [hoping that it’s size and the weather would act as “support” for the Russian cause]. The Russian nobles abandoned their estates and burned their crops to the ground, leaving the French to operate far from their supply bases in territory stripped of food. Slide53: Napoleon’s Troops at the Gates of Moscow September 14, 1812 Napoleon reached Moscow, but the city had largely been abandoned. The Russians had set fire to the city. Slide54: Moscow Is On Fire! Slide55: Russian General Kutuzov The Russian army defeated the French at Borodino. Slide56: Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow (Early 1813) 100,000 French troops retreat—40,000 survive! Slide57: The 6th Coalition Britain, Russia. Spain, Portugal, Prussia, Austria, Sweden, smaller German states France 1813-1814: Napoléon’s Defeat Slide58: Battle of Dresden (Aug., 26-27, 1813) Coalition Russians, Prussians, Austrians. Napoléon’s forces regrouped with Polish reinforcements. 100,000 coalition casualties; 30,000 French casualties. French victory. Slide59: Napoleon’s Defeat at Leipzig (October 16-17, 1813) “Battle of the Nations” Memorial Slide60: Napoleon Abdicates! Allied forces occupied Paris on March 31, 1814. Napoléon abdicated on April 6 in favor of his son, but the Allies insisted on unconditional surrender. Napoléon abdicated again on April 11. Treaty of Fontainbleau exiles Napoléon to Elba with an annual income of 2,000,000 francs. The royalists took control and restored Louis XVIII to the throne. Slide61: Napoleon’s Abdication Slide62: Napoleon in Exile on Elba Slide63: Louis XVIII (r. 1814-1824) Slide65: “The War of the 7th Coalition” Britain, Russia. Prussia, Austria, Sweden, smaller German states France 1815: Napoleon’s “100 Days” Napoléon escaped Elba and landed in France on March 1, 1815 the beginning of his 100 Days. Marie Louise & his son were in the hands of the Austrians. Slide66: Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo (June 18, 1815) Duke of Wellington Prussian General Blücher Slide67: Napoleon on His Way to His Final Exile on St. Helena Slide68: Napoleon’s Residence on St. Helena Slide69: Napoleon’s Tomb Slide70: Hitler Visits Napoleon’s Tomb June 28, 1940 Slide71: What is Napoleon’s Legacy?