The French Revolution and Napoleon

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  • French Revolution Begins

    French Revolution Begins
    The beginning of a new U.S.A. and the beginnig of the French Revolution. Compared with the American Revolution, the French Revolution was more complex , more violent ,and far more rdical
  • National Assembly voted to abolish the rights of landlords

    National Assembly voted to abolish the rights of landlords
    The National Assembly abolishes the feudal system entirely. It abolished both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate (the nobility) and the tithes gathered by the First Estate (the Catholic clergy). The old judicial system, founded on the 13 regional parlements, was suspended in November 1789, and finally abolished in 1790.
  • Olympe de Gouges writes declaration of rights for women

    Olympe de Gouges writes declaration of rights for women
    Gouges refused to accept this exclusion of women from political rights. Echoing the words of the official declaration , she penned a Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Female Citizen. In it , se insisted that women should have all the same rights as men.
  • Dissolution of the National Assembly

    Dissolution of the National Assembly
    . France was proclaimed a constitutional monarchy, while the National Assembly was dissolved and replaced by a new political body named the Legislative Assembly. No member of the National Assembly was elected to the new legislative body as it was agreed earlier that the members of the National Assembly would not be allowed to hold a seat in the new parliament.
  • Napoleon became captain of french army

    Napoleon became captain of french army
    Napoleon was one of the greatest military minds in the history of warfare. He expanded the conquests of France from her revolutionary borders to that of an Empire that stretched from Spain to the steppes of Russia. Napoleon's genius lay not in revolutionizing of warfare itself, but in the refinement of existing means. He did not propose any drastic changes in tactics nor invent a new method of waging warfare, instead he excelled at the tactical handling of the armies of the late eighteenth and e
  • National Convention establishes French Republic

    National Convention establishes French Republic
    The National Convention was elected to provide a new constitution for the country after the overthrow of the monarchy (August 10, 1792). The Convention numbered 749 deputies, including businessmen, tradesmen, and many professional men. Among its early acts were the formal abolition of the monarchy (September 21) and the establishment of the republic (September 22).
  • King Louis XVI was executed

    King Louis XVI was executed
    Louis ascended to the French throne in 1774 and from the start was unsuited to deal with the severe financial problems that he had inherited from his grandfather, King Louis XV. In 1789, in a last-ditch attempt to resolve his country's financial crisis, Louis assembled the States-General, a national assembly that represented the three "estates" of the French people--the nobles, the clergy, and the commons.
  • The Directory is formed

    The Directory is formed
    The Directory suffered from widespread corruption. Its policies aimed at protecting the positions of those who had supported the Revolution and preventing the return of the Bourbons.
  • Napoleon participates in coup d'etat that topples French government

    Napoleon participates in coup d'etat that topples French government
    The Revolution finally settled down once a coup d' etat was led by Napoleon Bonaparte. After this was successful Napoleon began setting up a Republic which really wasn't a true republic because Napoleon held absolute power. After this was set up Napoleon became the emperor of France and built his own empire. Napoleon finally started to get France on the right track and everyone loved him for it. Napoleon was to greedy though and he was very assertive.
  • Napoleon reaches agreement with the pope

    Napoleon reaches agreement with the pope
    The Concordat of 1801 is a reflection of an agreement between Napoleon Bonaparte and Pope Pius VII that reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church as the majority church of France and restored some of its civil status. While the Concordat restored some ties to the papacy, it was largely in favor of the state; the balance of church-state relations had tilted firmly in Napoleon Bonaparte's favour. As a part of the Concordat, he presented another set of laws called the Organic Articles.
  • Napoleon made consul for life

    Napoleon made consul for life
    As First Consul, Napoleon was clearly the highest power in the land, and a fairly absolutist ruler. However, he was still careful to set up what were largely imaginary representative institutions in order to preserve the illusion of a republic. These included a legislative body and a council of notables, neither of which held much power.
  • Napoleon is crowned Emperor

    Napoleon is crowned Emperor
    He was crowned by Pope Pius VII as Napoleon I, on 2 December 1804 at Notre Dame de Paris and then crowned Joséphine Empress. According to legend, Napoleon seized the crown out of the hands of the pope at the last minute and crowned himself to avoid being subject to papal authority.
  • British defeat French and Spanish at Trafalgar

    British defeat French and Spanish at Trafalgar
    The battle was the most decisive naval victory of the war. Twenty-seven British ships of the line led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory defeated thirty-three French and Spanish ships of the line under French Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve off the southwest coast of Spain, just west of Cape Trafalgar, in Caños de Meca. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost twenty-two ships, without a single British vessel being lost.
  • Napoleon invades Russia

    Napoleon invades Russia
    Napoleon hoped to compel Tsar Alexander I of Russia to cease trading with British merchants through proxies in an effort to pressure the United Kingdom to sue for peace. The official political aim of the campaign was to liberate Poland from the threat of Russia. Napoleon named the campaign the Second Polish War to gain favor with the Poles and provide a political pretense for his actions.
  • Duke of Wellington and his army defeat Napoleon at Waterloo

    Duke of Wellington and his army defeat Napoleon at Waterloo
    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher.