1 The French Revolution and Napoleon, Why was it so hard for the French to establish a republic than it was for the Americans? How was Napoleon able to take power twice?
2 The French Revolution and Napoleon, SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 SECTION 5 The French Revolution Begins Revolution Brings Reform and Terror Napoleon Forges an Empire Napoleon s Empire Collapses The Congress of Vienna
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6 SECTION 1 The Forces of Change Enlightenment Ideas Enlightenment ideas inspire some in Third Estate Economic Troubles High taxes and rising costs damage economy by 1780s King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette known for extravagance Louis doubles nation s debt; banks refuse to lend more money A Weak Leader Louis s poor decisions and lack of patience add to France s problems He calls Estates-General meeting of representatives from all three estates
7 Dawn of the Revolution The National Assembly Third Estate has little power under old rules Third Estate sets up National Assembly new legislature to make reforms Tennis Court Oath delegates decide to write new constitution for France Storming the Bastille Rumors fly in Paris that Louis wants to suppress National Assembly Mob attacks and seizes Bastille, killing guards on July 14, 1789
8 The French celebrate Bastille Day, just as we do the 4 th of July July 14, 1789
9 A Great Fear Sweeps France Rebellion Rumors and panic spread throughout France Great Fear attacks by peasants taking place across France Peasants destroy legal papers binding them to feudal system In October 1789, Parisian women revolt over rising price of bread They demand action, forcing Louis to return from Versailles to Paris
10 Section 2 Revolution Brings Reform and Terror The revolutionary government of France makes reforms but also uses terror and violence to retain power.
11 SECTION 2 Revolution Brings Reform and Terror The Assembly Reforms France The Rights of Man National Assembly adopts Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Revolutionary leaders use the slogan, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity A State-Controlled Church National Assembly seizes church lands, turns clergy into public officials This action alarms many peasants, who are devout Catholics Continued...
12 SECTION 2 continued The Assembly Reforms France Louis Tries to Escape Louis, worried about his future, attempts to escape France Revolutionaries catch the royal family near Netherlands border
13 SECTION 2 Divisions Develop A Limited Monarchy In September 1791, Assembly finishes new constitution Legislative Assembly new body created to pass laws Factions Split France Major problems, including debt, food shortages remain Assembly split into Radicals, Moderates, Conservatives Émigrés nobles who flee country, want Old Regime back in power Sans-culottes lower class who want more change from the Revolution
14 SECTION 2 War and Execution Problems with Other Countries Austrians and Prussians want Louis in charge of France; France declares war France at War Prussian forces soon threaten to attack Paris Parisian mob jails royal family, kills guards Mob breaks into prisons, killing over 1,000, including many who support king Pressured by mob, Legislative Assembly deposes the king and then dissolves National Convention takes office in September, forming French republic Continued...
15 SECTION 2 continued War and Execution Jacobins Take Control Jacobins radical political organization behind 1792 governmental changes After a close vote, Louis XVI is found guilty of treason and beheaded Guillotine machine designed during the Revolution to behead people The War Continues French army wins great victory against Prussians and Austrians In 1793 Britain, Spain, Holland join forces against France National Convention orders draft of 300,000 to reinforce army
16 The Terror Grips France Divided Country Not all people in France support all changes of the Revolution Robespierre Assumes Control Maximilien Robespierre Jacobin leader rules France for a year Becomes leader of the Committee for Public Safety,really a dictator Reign of Terror Robespierre s rule, which includes killing many opponents (many former allies) Thousands die during the Terror, including former allies and Marie Antoinette 85 percent of those who die during the Terror are middle or lower class
17 End of the Terror Another Change in Government In July 1794, Robespierre arrested, executed Terror results in public opinion shifting away from radicals Moderate leaders write new constitution Two-house legislature and five-man Directory restore order New government makes Napoleon Bonaparte commander of armies
18 Section 3 Napoleon Forges an Empire Napoleon Bonaparte, a military genius, seizes power in France and makes himself emperor.
19 SECTION 3 Napoleon Forges an Empire Napoleon Seizes Power Hero of the Hour In 1795, Napoleon defeats royalist rebels attacking National Convention Napoleon wins stunning victories in Italy, gaining popularity News of his defeats in Egypt is suppressed Coup d État In November 1799, he carries out coup d état seizure of power Napoleon defeats British, Russians, Austrians who join forces against him
20 Napoleon Rules France Vote of Approval New constitution is approved through plebiscite vote of the people Restoring Order at Home To fix economy, he sets up national banking system, efficient tax collection Establishes lycées government-run public schools to train officials Signs concordat agreement with pope restoring Catholicism in France Creates Napoleonic Code uniform system of laws Napoleon Crowned as Emperor In December 1804, Napoleon crowns himself emperor of France
21 Napoleon Creates an Empire Loss of American Territories In 1801, Napoleon attempts to retake colony of Saint Domingue but fails Sells the Louisiana Territory to United States for $15 million in 1803 WHY WOULD HE DO THIS? Conquering Europe Britain, Russia, Austria, Sweden join forces against Napoleon Napoleon crushes enemy forces in several brilliant battles Napoleon forces Austria, Russia, Sweden to sign peace treaties Continued...
22 continued Napoleon Creates an Empire The Battle of Trafalgar In 1805, British win Battle of Trafalgar ensures British naval superiority This defeat forces Napoleon to give up plan of invading Britain Looks for another way to control Britain The French Empire Napoleon controls Europe except for Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Ottomans Has puppet rulers in some countries, alliances with others French Empire reaches largest extent from 1807 to 1812
23 What happens to the map of Europe after Napoleon takes control of France?
24 What happens to the map of Europe after Napoleon takes control of France?
25 Section 4 Napoleon s Empire Collapses Napoleon s conquests aroused nationalistic feelings across Europe and contributed to his downfall.
26 SECTION 4 Napoleon s Empire Collapses Napoleon s Costly Mistakes The Continental System Napoleon strikes Britain through blockade forced closing of ports Continental System economic plan to strengthen Europe, weaken Britain Smugglers and uncooperative allies British counter blockade War of 1812 Continued...
27 continued Napoleon s Costly Mistakes The Peninsular War Napoleon sends troops across Spain to attack Portugal, causing protest Napoleon makes his brother king of Spain, making things worse Spanish fight as guerrillas small groups that attacked and then disappear British aid Spanish guerrillas Napoleon loses 300,000 soldiers Nationalist rebels fight the French in other conquered territories Continued...
28 continued Napoleon s Costly Mistakes The Invasion of Russia Relations with Russia break down, Napoleon decides to invade In June 1812, Napoleon s army marches into Russia with 420,000 men Russians use scorched-earth policy In September 1812, Russians retreat from Moscow Napoleon finds Moscow abandoned and burning Napoleon retreats, losing thousands of soldiers to raids, cold weather
29 SECTION 4 Napoleon s Downfall Napoleon Suffers Defeat Britain, Prussia, Sweden, Russia, Austria join forces against Napoleon Napoleon raises another army, but meets quick defeat by allied powers Napoleon finally surrenders and is exiled to island of Elba The Hundred Days Louis XVIII, new king, is soon overthrown and Napoleon returns from exile Waterloo British, Prussian forces defeat Napoleon s army This defeat ends Hundred Days Napoleon s last attempt at power
30 Section 5 The Congress of Vienna After exiling Napoleon, European leaders at the Congress of Vienna try to restore order and reestablish peace.
31 SECTION 5 The Congress of Vienna Metternich s Plan for Europe A Meeting of Nations Congress of Vienna series of meetings that reshape Europe Metternich and the Great Powers Klemens von Metternich foreign minister of Austria, influential at Congress He distrusts the idea of democracy Balance of power a chief Metternich goal, with no one country a threat Continued...
32 FIVE GREAT POWERS MEET: Prussia - Frederick Willhelm III Russia - Czar Alexander Austria - Klemens von Metternich Great Britain - Lord Castleraugh France - Tallyrand
33 SECTION 5 continued Metternich s Plan for Europe The Containment of France Kingdom of the Netherlands formed, and Switzerland made independent Austria dominates new German Confederation of 39 German states Balance of Power European powers weaken France but leave it mostly intact Continued...
34 SECTION 5 continued Metternich s Plan for Europe Legitimacy Legitimacy monarchs deposed by Napoleon are returned to thrones
35 SECTION 5 Political Changes Beyond Vienna Conservative Europe Holy Alliance Russia, Prussia, Austria pledge to fight revolution Concert of Europe European nations pledge to help fight revolutions Conservative governments rule across Europe, but new ideas have impact Revolutions in Latin America Napoleon s replacing king of Spain set off rebellions in Spanish America Many former colonies of Spain and Portugal gain independence Long-Term Legacy Britain, Prussia gain power; spreading nationalism leads to revolutions
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