Napoleon's Rise to Power

Napoleon's Rise to Power

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  • Later after the Storming of the Bastille, in 1796 Napoleon commanded a French army that defeated the larger armies of Austria, one of his country's primary rivals. 
  • The armies of Austria do not stand a chance against me!
  • It is I, Napoleon Bonaparte! The general of the French Army!
  • In July 1798 Napoleon defeated Egypt's military rulers at the Battle of the Pyramids, but later his naval fleet was destroyed by the British at the Battle of the Nile in August. This left his forces stranded.
  • I will invade Egypt and wipe out the British trade routes with India! 
  • In 1799 Napoleon returned from the Egyptian campaign. He took part in the coup d'etat that overthrew the French directory and established the consulate. He bacame first consul, making him France's leading political figure
  • I took part in the coup d'etat which overthrew the French Directory.
  • I am now the first consul of France!
  • In 1803 Napoleon sold the Louisiana Territory to the United States for $15 million. The boundaries of the Louisiana purchase ran from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border.
  • Today I sold a French territory we call Louisiana located in North America.
  • The United States bought it from us for $15 million .
  • One of Napoleon's most significant accomplishments was the Civil Code, or Napoleon Code, introduced in 1804.
  • I have just codified the laws in France!
  • I created seven laws, but the most important was the Civil Code.
  • Napoleon was the master of Europe. After he became first consul for life, he crowned himself emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
  • To go along with my victories, I just crowned myself emperor of France! Its a win win!
  • My Grand Army defeated the Austrian, Prussian, and Russian armies!
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