Napoleon Bonaparte

Created by Lindsey Jensen

General Napoleon Bonaparte!

    Napoleon, born August 15, 1769 and dies May 5 1821. He is also known as Napoleon I. Napoleon was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.

    He was born on the island of Corsica from then on out Napoleon rapidly went through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution. He gained political power in France.Later on, he crowned himself emperor in 1804. He crowned himself because he loved all the power. Napoleon successfully won the war of Europe then expanded his empire. After the French invasion of Russia in Napoleon abdicated the throne two years later and he was exiledd to the island of Elba.

    In 1815 he escaped and returned to all of the power.After winning Battle of Waterloo he was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena, where he died at 51

#Savior? or #Destroyer?


-kept France safe --------------------------------------------- Killed a ton of people

-spread equality through the country -----------------took away women rights

-power of the people ----------------------------------------- Dictator

-brought back the church ------------------------------------Kicked out of France

-equality, freedom ---------------------------------------------Appointed his baby son

-created a stable government ----------------------------Relatives as monarchs

-stopped the civil war - --------------------------------------War everywhere

-made it a better place

-started a banking system

-law code

Napoleons Timeline

August 9-20, 1794: ·Napoleon is imprisoned under suspicion of being a Jacobin and a supporter of Robespierre

June 13, 1795: ·Napoleon is promoted to General of the Army of the West

October 5, 1795: ·The government assigns Napoleon the task of suppressing civil strife and rebellion against the Republic

March 17, 1805: ·Napoleon is crowned king of Italy in Milan

December 2, 1805: ·Victory in the Battle of Austerlitz against Austria and Russia

March 30, 1806: ·Napoleon names his brother, Joseph Bonaparte, king of Naples, and appoints other family members to various other posts

March 20, 1811: ·Napoleon's son born, referred to as the "King of Rome"

April 2, 1814: ·Senate proclaims end of the Empire; Napoleon's wife and son flee Paris.

May 4, 1814: ·Napoleon is exiled to Elba; his wife and son take refuge in Vienna

March 1, 1815: ·Escaping Elba, Napoleon returns in South France

October 16, 1815: ·Napoleon is exiled to Saint Helena

March 5, 1821: ·Napoleon dies


"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

"A leader is a dealer in hope."

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."

"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."

"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."

"If you want a thing done well, do it yourself."

"The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man."

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."

"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. "

"A leader is a dealer of hope."

All these quotes are from what Napoleon said and he definitely followed everything he said. He was the leader and the ruler to everyone he inspired millions and created it a better environment to live in.


This all took place between 1794 to 1891.


This happened all over France and many other counties to fight battles and wars.


Why did this all happen? Because all Napoleon wanted was power and he would do anything for it, risk his own life and the country to keep all his power.

Why is this even important and how did this impact the United States?

As a result of the American declaration of neutrality during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The US experienced a time of rapid growth in foreign trade. The declaration reflected domestic political divisions since the United States was divided on who to support.

The Federalists tended to favor Britain while the Republicans favored France. This indecision was salutary for the nation's commerce, however, since the declaration established free trade, and the restrictions of the old mercantilist system evaporated. As a neutral country the United States could claim trade with all countries, including Britain and France, and for the most part American ships were welcomed with open arms. American ships carried commodities from all over the world and distributed European manufactures in ports all over the world. Freight earnings boomed. In 1792, American shippers earned about $7.2 million. By 1796 these earnings had tripled to $21.6 million and eventually peaked at $42.1 million in 1807