Who do you think you are, going 'round leaving scars. Collecting your jar of hearts, and tearing love apart.
Robespierre dies, Napoleon takes over
I'll take his place!
Yay! He's finally dead!
After the king gets beheaded, a patriot named Robespierre joined the government and began to take control. He decided to behead anybody who plans to go against him. Later the number of people killed went up as Robespierre accused many innocent people for treason, when really, they just made a faultless mistake. This started the Reign of Terror.
Napoleon Fights for France
I've done it!
As the Reign of Terror takes action, another young patriot named Georges Danton who was a rival of Robespierre. As usual, Robespierre accused treason among the person who fought against him. Danton was an amazingly inspiring man who has devoted his life to France tried to defend himself by making a speech in his trial. Yet he was still sentenced to death the day his trials ended.
Napoleon 's Death
This ends NOW!!!
Hey! remember that old ruler named Napoleon? I am still thanking him to this day.
Soon, the reign of Terror was pushed so far that all of the leaders in the revolution turned against Robespierre. Robespierre tried to avoid humiliation by trying to shoot himself, but was carried to the guillotine instead. After Robespierre died, a young soldier named Napoleon Bonaparte stepped in his place. Napoleon was the next leader of France.
Napoleon's Reign is still Remembered
Ya, though even when he made new laws to support the poor, he ignored them because they didn't suit his needs.
Napoleon was brilliant at organizing battles. In 1799, he began fighting a series of battles. He won many of the battles including the great battle of Jena in 1805. He and his troops took control of Belgium, Holland, Prussia, Italy, and Poland. He restored order to France and also brought many ideas of the revolution to the French government.
As Napoleon fights more and more battles for France, he eventually became emperor of France. He took in more and more power. And as time went on, Napoleon conquered almost all of Europe, determined to take over all of it. As he took in more and more power, four European countries joined forces to stop him. Napoleon and his troops were defeated for the last time in Waterloo, 1815. After his last battle, he was banished to an island named St. Helena.
Even though Napoleon's battles killed lots of France's men, his reign was an important part of the revolution. He helped the revolution by conquering most of Europe and he created the Napoleonic Code. The Napoleonic Code made laws that everyone needed to follow in France, do this put away the special privileges held in the first and second Estates.