After the Reign of Terror ended, a five person Directory became in charge. But the economy in France was failing, some people wanted the reign of terror to continue, and other countries were still plotting a war against France, So, the Directory turned to Napoleon for help. However, Napoleon over through the Directory. He said that his goal was to stabilize the Revolution. He created a very important set of laws called the Napoleonic Code, and some parts of it are used in countries today. He stopped the Notre Dame from being destroyed. He made allies with other countries and expanded a French Empire.