Napoleon and Nationalism in 1855: Ap Euro Timeline Natasha McCone

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Coup d'etat

1794

Napoleon establishes to prevent the restoration of the Bourbons to the french throne.

Constitution of the Year VIII

12/24/1799

Establishes: the Consulate, a system of checks and balances, universal male suffrage.

Concordat with the French Papacy

1801

-made all clergy members who accepted the revolution to resign
-established clergical salary
-clergy has to give up land they bought during the French revolution
-Clergy had to swear an oath of loyalty to the state

Napoleon crowns himself emperor

1804

Napoleon crowns himself emperor (the church would usually do this.) Shows the effectiveness of the concordat.

Civil Code: Napoleonic code

1804

-Radifies Napoleon as "Consul for Life" -> he issues another constitution that grants him full power
The civil code:
-equality before the law
-religious tolerance
->eliminates feudal ideas, establishes merit on skill rather than birth right, eliminates male inheritance

Battle of Trafalgar

1805

-lord Nelson is killed
-his victory grants the brits with naval superiority

Continental system established

1806

-Disallows british trade

Battle of Nations

1813

France and the confederation of Rhine goes against Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden.
They defeat Napoleon--> he is defeated
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Congress of Vienna Convenes

1814

The four major powers joined to go against France as a whole cooperative unit

Battle of Waterloo

1815

The defeat of Napoleon by the Congress of Vienna

The Romantic Movement

1840

An intellectual shift from the rationalism of the enlightenment that promotes the emotional the nostalgic and sentiment