Napoleon Bonaparte Influence

Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most influential leaders in France history. He is known for his politics and his military control. His domestic and foreign affairs made him a powerful and strong leader. Napoleon made many reforms in France, which fixed all the problems that caused the revolution in France. The people in France trust him as a worthy leader, because he gave them everything that that they were fighting for it. Napoleon created Concordat of 1801, which contradicted the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. The Civil Constitution Clergy divided the French nation, and Concordat of 1801 reunited them. He also put into play Code Napoleon, a law that helped the personal relationships between the people. Napoleon sold the Louisiana Purchase, …show more content…
He and Pope Pius VII created a law that would reunite France as one nation. It was a law that disconnected the state from the church. Before the state had control over the church, which causes a division in the people of France. Religious leaders and followers did not like having the state control the church, because they believed that in the church, their only leader was God. During the revolution, revolutionaries thought of the church as a threat to the revolution, so they created the Civil Constitution of the Clergy for the state to be in complete control of the church and all of its decisions; this caused leaders of the clergy to flew the country, urging followers to do the same. It made half of the revolutionaries, against the revolution, because it threatened their church. Napoleon by signing off the Concordat united the revolutionaries. The concordat also allowed many clergy to return to France and go back to their churches. Napoleon greatly impacted France during the revolution. One source writes, “Victorious abroad, Napoleon also brought a necessary measure of stability to France after the travails of the Revolution and civil war. Michael Broers discusses his impact on social and political structures within the empire. The Concordat signed with Pope Pius VII in 1801 restored good relations between church and state.” ("Napoleon & Europe."). Napoleon brought peace back in France, and helped restore what’s …show more content…
The selling of the land caused France to come into a great deal of money. France declared land theirs past the Mississippi river in the early 1800’s, then after the French and Indian war, Spain owned the land west of Mississippi. Napoleon realizing that he needed to sell the land in order to make money to fight against the British, he made a treaty with Spain, in which Spain got a New Orleans, an important city port, while France got the remaining Louisiana Purchase. Napoleon knew that it was necessary to sell the land after the war with Russia and the major defeat, his army was very weak. Although Napoleon needed the money, he still was hesitant to sell it. One source writes, “In the spring of 1803, Napoleon changed his plans. He wanted to sell Louisiana. His new goal was to take over the island of Malta. The move would cause a war with Britain, and Napoleon needed money to fight. By selling Louisiana, he could raise that money,” (Jaffe 31). France’s enemy was Britain, and Napoleon was determined to beat the British. France could not afford to go to war with amount of money that they had, Napoleon knew that even though he would be losing resources, and breaking his promise to Spain never to sell the Louisiana Purchase, he had to the sell the land in order to go to war. Napoleon made it so that the United States was unaware that France wanted to sell the territory, so during the negation, Napoleon would

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