A2 European History
France 1786-1830
Revolution, Empire and
Restoration
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Part Five
The Triumph of
Napoleon 17991804
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Part Five
The Triumph of Napoleon 1799-1804
Topic Outline
 Overview of Napoleon
The Consulate –Who held the
power?
Did Napoleon set up a
Dictatorship?
Who gained the most from the
Concordat?
What was the impact of
military victory on Napoleon's
power?
Why was it so easy to establish
an Empire by 1804?
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Assessment
Essay
In the years 1799-1804, Napoleon
claimed to be doing no more than
restoring a necessary order to France.
He was really establishing his own
dictatorship there.
How far do you Agree?
Part Five The Triumph of Napoleon 1799-1804
Overview of Napoleon
Objectives
To be introduced to
Napoleon the man!
To investigate the
character of Napoleon
To start to see changes
in his character and
appearance over time
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Part Five The Triumph of Napoleon 1799-1804
Overview of Napoleon
Using the chapter Napoleon an introduction
Draw a Napoleon from 1800, label his physical and mental characteristics
Draw another napoleon from 1810 onwards labeling the same areas
1800
1810
How has Napoleon changed over this time?
Using the chapter list the historical debates that surround
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Napoleon?
You are pleased to see that Napoleon has taken
power during the Coup of Brumaire,
As one of his close advisers outline
his five immediate priorities
his five long term priorities
as Ruler of France.
You have 10 minutes to complete this in
your groups.
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France 1786-1830
Revolution, Empire and Restoration
Part Five The Triumph of Napoleon 1799-1804
How did Napoleon consolidate his position of power
in France
Objectives
To find examples of
methods of consolidation
To investigate different
source material
To evaluate methods
used
Group One
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Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
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How did Napoleon consolidate his
position of power in France
You will be working in groups of
three and four
Individually you can only visit one
area for 20 minutes
The four areas are
1. Textbooks
2. Andrina Stiles
Napoleon books
3. Collection of further
books on Napoleon
4. ICT
You will have time to feedback your
findings
Plan who will visit which area
and why
There are four possible source
areas for you to visit
You can then chose one area to
return to if needed
Group One
Group Two
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Group Three
Group Four
Part Five The Triumph of Napoleon 1799-1804
How did Napoleon consolidate his
position of power in France?
Areas
France in
Revolution
Europe
textbooks
Collection of
further books on
Napoleon
ICT
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Examples of methods found
Evaluation of methods
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The Consulate –Who held the power?
Objectives
To investigate the set up
of the Consulate
To understand the
workings of the
Consulate
To assess the level of
power gained by
Napoleon
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Complete the table that made up the workings of the
Consulate
Review this table –Who holds the power in France
under this system?
How far has Napoleon consolidated his position?
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Did Napoleon set up a Dictatorship?
Investigate – What was the role of the Prefects
and how did they aid Napoleon in
strengthening his position?
Find three different types of honours that
Napoleon conferred on his supporters. How
might this have strengthened his position?
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Did Napoleon set up a Dictatorship?
(Who benefited most from the Concordat?)
Read the information
on religious reforms
What was the aim
behind these reforms?
What was the
Concordat and how did
it benefit Napoleon?
The signing of the Concordat between
Napoleon and the Holy See1801
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Did Napoleon set up a Dictatorship?
(Who benefited most from the Concordat?)
Looking at these three
areas, The Constitution,
Prefects and Religion.
Do you believe that
Napoleon was starting to
set up a Dictatorship?
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What was the impact of military victory on
Napoleon's power?
Objectives
To investigate
napoleon’s early
campaigns and their
impact on his position
To discover the extent
of Napoleon's victories
between 1800 and 1807
To assess the impact of
these victories on
Napoleon’s France
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What was the impact of military victory on
Napoleon's power?
Early Campaigns
Read the information on the campaigns in Italy and Egypt
For each one briefly explain
What the aim was behind the campaign?
Was this achieved?
To what extent would you or Napoleon consider this campaign to be a
success?
Taking both together, How do you feel these early campaigns aided the
development of Napoleon’s power?
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What was the impact of military victory on
Napoleon's power?
The Wars of the Consulate and Early Empire
Read the information on these campaigns
Answer both questions at the start of the chapter (Stiles)
Review all the military campaigns and answer the key question –
What was the impact of military victory on Napoleon’s power?
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Why was it so easy to establish an Empire by 1804?
Napoleon’s Coronation December 1804
Napoleon places the
crown on his own head!
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Part Five The Triumph of Napoleon 1799-1804
Why was it so easy to establish an Empire by 1804?
Objectives
To review the topic
To find 5 reasons to
explain why it was ‘easy’
To plan and prepare to
answer the essay
question
Essay
In the years 1799-1804, Napoleon
claimed to be doing no more than
restoring a necessary order to
France. He was really establishing
his own dictatorship there.
How far do you Agree?
In groups of four review all your notes on the topic
Look to find five reasons that explain why it was easy for
Napoleon to establish an Empire
Prioritise these reasons and prepare to feedback your top
reason
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