11.3 Project - The Age of Napoleon
Jordan Robb, Daniel Lipec, Morgan Larick, Nathan Fulgham
Restructuring of Government -
Educational System -
Concordat of 1801 -
Legal System -
Financial System -
The changes in the financial system were in line with the revolution, Napoleon eliminated debt, and made the franc (French unit of currency) more valuable. Eliminating one of the factors that caused the revolution to happen in the first place. Before Napoleon came to rule, the financial state of France was not in good shape. King Louis the 16th would continually spend money on luxurious things for himself and his family, leaving mainly the third estate in a very poor state. Debt would eventually become a horrible effect for France and would spark the Revolution. Napoleon established the Bank of France which helped change the financial system in France. He also made every person no matter what state pay taxes which got rid of inflation. After Napoleon’s death, the legacy beyond him was the financial system that was able to maintain stability.