Napoleon Bonaparte's Change During The French Revolution

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During the French Revolution we to see how the French society begins to drastically change. The revolution starts in 1789 and lasts until 1799. The old regime of France divided France into three social groups, called estates. The first estate is the clergy. The second is the Nobility and the Third includes the middle class, the urban working class and the peasants. The clergy and nobility had many rights and owned together 35% of the land while only making up 5% of the population. They didn’t need to pay taxes, owned the highest offices in the nation. The clergy collected tithes from the people and the nobility had the highest offices in France The nobility collected from peaseants through dues (to be able to sell in the market place) and …show more content…
Napoleon Bonaparte was a minor nobility born in Corsica. “He believed that human intellect and reason could solve just about any human problem” (Yazdi). Bonaparte fought in many wars and became known for his success. A couple of the wars include British Siege of Toulon and Royalist Revolt and he was then promoted to a leader and then fought the Italian Campaign and the Egyptian Campaign. During the Egyptian Campaign he was able to acquire the very valuable Rosetta Stone which led to the discovery of much wanted knowledge. He comes home and forms the French Triumirate Government who includes: Abbe Sieyes and Pierre Ducos as co-consuls. Napoleon as the 1st consul. Napoleon continued to gain popularity with the people and got the Concordat of 1801 signed which gave the church more freedom. He then convinced the senate to make him Consul for life and finally two years later becoming Emperor of France. As emperor he makes a uniform law code the Civil Code of 1804, and goes on to make Education and Economy reforms. He made many pro revolutionary transitions: emphasizing equality, social mobility, abolishing the feudal system, protected private property and religious freedom. He also made education reforms introducing the first national board of education in France with a standard curriculum for school and school became mandatory for boys until the age of 12 and girls until the of of 8. As well as many reforms, He continued being active in warfare and won many more battles, but eventually he began pushing his luck and invaded Spain and Russia, but lost hundreds of thousands of troops. He also started the continental system which these things eventually led to his downfall in Waterloo and was exiled to Saint Helena in

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