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ROBINSON SCHOOL
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Name_Maria Del Pilar Moczó Date_1/22/12__________________
Prof. Víctor Quiñones World History 9Y

Key Questions Chapter 23- Napoleon
(Total- 45 Points)

A. Answer the following questions withcomplete sentences. Provide examples from the textbook if necessary.

1. Explain how Napoleon came to power in France.
When he returned from Egypt the Abbe Sieyes urged him to seize political power. Napoleon met with influential people to discuss his role in the Directory, while his wife, Josephine, used her connections with the wealthy directors to influence their decisions. The Directory waslater voted to dissolve and in its place the legislature established a group of three consuls and one of them was Napoleon. Napoleon quickly assumed directorial powers as the first consul of the French Republic.
When he returned from Egypt the Abbe Sieyes urged him to seize political power. Napoleon met with influential people to discuss his role in the Directory, while his wife, Josephine, usedher connections with the wealthy directors to influence their decisions. The Directory was later voted to dissolve and in its place the legislature established a group of three consuls and one of them was Napoleon. Napoleon quickly assumed directorial powers as the first consul of the French Republic.

2. Explain how Napoleon was able to reach two goals of the Revolution.
Napoleon was able toreach the goal for the economy and religion. For the economy, he set up a fairer tax code, set up a national bank, stabilized currency, and gave state loans to businesses. He was able to fix the religion situation by recognizing Catholicism as “faith of the Frenchmen”, he signed a concordat with pope, and retained seized church lands.
Napoleon was able to reach the goal for the economy andreligion. For the economy, he set up a fairer tax code, set up a national bank, stabilized currency, and gave state loans to businesses. He was able to fix the religion situation by recognizing Catholicism as “faith of the Frenchmen”, he signed a concordat with pope, and retained seized church lands.

3. What were Napoleon’s intentions with his territories in America (Haití, Louisiana)?
He wanted tocontrol the rest of Europe and to reassert French power in the New World. He envisioned his western empire to include Louisiana, Florida, French Guiana, and the French West Indies. He knew that the key to this area was the sugar-producing French colony of Saint Domingue on the island of Hispanola.
He wanted to control the rest of Europe and to reassert French power in the New World. He envisioned hiswestern empire to include Louisiana, Florida, French Guiana, and the French West Indies. He knew that the key to this area was the sugar-producing French colony of Saint Domingue on the island of Hispanola.

4. Describe the battle of Trafalgar.
It was a naval battle in which Napoleon was defeated and it mattered more to him than all of his victories on land. The battle took place in 1805 off thesouthern coast of Spain. The British had had much better maneuvers than the French and defeated them. The destruction of the French fleet had two major results: it assured the supremacy of the British navy for the next hundred years, and it forced Napoleon to give up his plans of invading Britain.
It was a naval battle in which Napoleon was defeated and it mattered more to him than all of hisvictories on land. The battle took place in 1805 off the southern coast of Spain. The British had had much better maneuvers than the French and defeated them. The destruction of the French fleet had two major results: it assured the supremacy of the British navy for the next hundred years, and it forced Napoleon to give up his plans of invading Britain.

5. Mention the three mistakes Napoleon...
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