The Rise and Fall of Napoleon

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    The Problems Before the Revolution

    The French Revolution was a long time coming, and it really started to show during the 1780s. It all stemmed from the French people feeling like the government of monarchs was treating them unfairly. This was due to the government being set up in three different estates. The third of which had by far the most people, and was the poorest.
  • Meeting of the Estates-General

    Meeting of the Estates-General
    For the first time in over 175 years, representatives of each estate met. This was also the first time the representatives of each estate were meeting due to the long gap in between meetings. The main estate during the discussion was the third estate. They went against the kings wishes, and pushed for more representation in their estate. They eventually did win the case, and they got more representation due to their higher population when compared to other estates.
  • The Storming of the Bastille

    The Storming of the Bastille
    This event was the main one that lead to the fighting aspect of the revolution. The whole event started when king Louis decided to put troops in Paris and Versailles just in case force was necessary. A group of Persians took this as a threat, and went to the Bastille, a former prison that now holds weapons. They took the Bastille by force. This then lead to more violence and chaos. Word spread throughout France, and it created immense fear.
  • The Execution of the King

    The Execution of the King
    The execution of the King was done quickly after his trial where he was condemned. On the day of the execution, it felt surreal with everyones attention on the execution. While trying to proclaim his innocence, the King's head was cut off by a guillotine. The death of king Louie marked a new age for France, hopefully a better one.
  • Napoleon Takes Power

    Napoleon Takes Power
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I-z0CDWGwQ
    This video goes over how Napoleon came to power and all the hard work needed for it to happen. It really shows the previous points, and just why Napoleon was the one to come to power.
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    Napoleonic Wars Begin

    The Napoleonic War started first when Napoleon wanted more power. He was the main reason behind Europe being in a near constant state of war. During these times, Britain remained Frances biggest enemy. They were he two main forces in the series of battles.
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    Napoleon Reforms

    Napoleon made many reforms when he was ruler. He made changes in the Church-state relation in which he declared most French people were Roman Catholics, but he did also show religious tolerance. He also set up the bank of France to help the economy. Lastly, laws were changed and revised as well as education having changes made.
  • The Russian Campaign

    The Russian Campaign
    The Russian Campaign was the beginning of the end for Napoleon. This event was not really even a battle. There was one small fight in which the French won on their journey to Moscow. When they did get to Moscow, the place was in flames and deserted. The French retreated with nothing to show.
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    Napoleon was taken down by an allied group of European countries headed by Great Britain. Together, they were finally able to take down France. Napoleon was then exiled to Elba where he would rule, but there was not much to rule there.
  • Exile to Saint Helena

    Exile to Saint Helena
    Napoleon would then be exiled again after being captured again. He would be sent to Saint Helena. It was an island in the South Atlantic, this island was over 1,200 miles away from mainland. This is where Napoleon would meet his end at the age of 51 leaving behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
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    The Hundred Days

    The Hundred Days was the time in which Napoleon was making a return. After his defeat and being exiled to Elba. He returned with many people supporting him. This made his enemies scared, but it did not end well. He was exiled again, but much farther away.