Napoleon

Anna DiSanto,Grace Klingenberg,Fintan Bracken,Dylan Gilbert

Education

1. The Emphasis of the revolution varied. There was a lot of talk about education, but no actual action or mention in their declaration.

2. During the reign of Napoleon, education was available to everyone and there were four grades set up, Primary, secondary, military,and technical.

3. His changes were in line with the revolution because everyone was allowed to have an education which furthered the ideas of equality.

4. After the death of Napoleon some of his ideas were not abolished. The military grade was still around and became even more emphasized after his death.

Reconstruction of the Government

Reconstruction of Government - During the French Revolution, The National Assembly completed a new constitution. The new constitution set up a limited monarchy. They wanted to limited the power of the king. They also looked to get rid of the church, because they needed money, the National Assembly seized and sold the lands of the Church. They also secularized the church. During the time of Napoleon, Napoleon gave himself absolute power, made himself consul for life, and crowned himself emperor. He destroyed the idea of a republican liberty. Although he didn’t believe in the religion, he made peace with church, it recognized Catholicism as France’s religion and gave them back their land. He also solved one of the problems that they had during the revolution, he established a single law code for the entire nation. No, as a whole most of what Napoleon did towards the government did not coincide with the ideals of the French Revolutions. He basically reestablished monarchy and renewed the friendship with the church. He did however have the single code of laws. Things like the agreement with the church had a legacy beyond Napoleon’s reign. Catholicism remained the dominant religion in France.

Concordant of 1801


CONCORDANT of !801- Before Napoleon the French Revolution did not like the Catholic Church because they believed that the church was corrupt and did help the people and just took money, because of this they exiled many Catholic clergy men and sent many into hiding as well. When Napoleon took power he invited the Catholic church back into his realm and established the Catholic religion as a religion in France, but under his rules, he allowed the Catholic church's back into France, but he appointed the Bishops and they paid taxes to the French Government. This made Napoleon more powerful as well as making peace with the pope who was a powerful ally. This was not in line with the French Revolution as they got rid of the Catholic Church in France. It did have a legacy after Napoleon and was a law until 1905, and France is still a majority Catholic country today.

Legal System

Legal System- Before Napoleon, nobles churchmen and the rich citizens had special privileges over everyone else. When Napoleon came to power, many changes were made. Napoleon made himself emperor. The majority of his changes were not in line with Revolutionary ideas. Some of the changes were: all laws were now made by the assemblies, all people were declared equal, and feudal rights were ended. After the Napoleonic Code, women did not have many rights. His reforms did not have a legacy beyond his rule.

Financial System.


Financial System- Before Napoleon, they tried to make sure that everybody paid taxes and made money by selling church lands. When Napoleon came to power the French economy had many banks that printed bank notes that had no worth to them, he made sure the banks all formed a national bank called the Bank de France, this eliminated inflation by ensuring only the bank of France was the only bank that could print bank notes, France flourished. Napoleon’s financial changes/reforms were in line with Revolutionary ideas, and they did leave a legacy beyond his rule.