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Napoleon Domestic
1797 Fructidor ­ Royalists expelled from the assembly
1798 Floreal ­ Jacobin expelled from the assembly
1799 Prairial ­ Removal of 2 ineffective Directors, Carnot and Bartholomey.
1799 Dec ­ Constitution of year VIII (8) Napoleon = First Consul
1800 Feb ­ Bank of France founded, Central Treasury…

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· Needed support of biens nationaux buyers to prevent royalist reaction- made right to vote
dependant on tax and secured lands
· Plebiscite showed support for first consul for life

· Still royalist threat and 1804 assassination attempt
· Senate decreed Napoleon should be declared Emperor of the…

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For 1799 itself, Napoleon resolved to confine the Tribunate and the Legislature purely to
financial and administrative matters.
Many of the articles in Le Moniteur, the official government newspaper, were written by
Napoleon himself.
Fouche from 1799 to 1810, controlled the four regional police divisions and was responsible
for the…

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Believed freedom of press dangerous
1810- provincial papers down to one per departement
Could only report official news as in military journals
Publishers needed a licence and oath of loyalty
some encouraged for positive portrayal of napoleon -arc de triumph (1809)

The Law
Although the code was the work of…

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Despite his talk of creating a society in which all careers would be open to talent in practise,
Napoleon's education policies favoured those from the property owning classes & in
particular, from the military elite.
It was almost impossible for those of lower birth to obtain the education needed…

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Within France itself, the Code survived virtually unaltered for more than 150 years and even
today it has not been fundamentally changed. In many ways the Code was the most enduring
aspect of the Revolution.

Administrative Reforms
Local government - General Police
Joseph Fouché -minister of police
Paris- monitor public…

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o Tried to stimulate the French economy through this system, more French good
o Failed as france and continent needed french goods
o Some parts of france benefitted

Only 29% in 1813, of the states revenue came from direct taxation, the bulk of the
remainder came from taxes on…




The Imperial University was founded in 1808 not 1803.

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