Advanced Placement European History



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Advanced Placement European History

Unit 4: Chapter 19, Revolutions in Politics Key Terms and Reading Questions:

The Napoleonic Era & The Haitian Revolution

Key Terms:

Napoleonic Code Grand Empire

emigres Continental System

Concordat of 1801 guerrilla warfare

Second Coalition Battle of Borodino

Battle of Trafalgar Klemens von Metternich

Third Coalition Treaty of Chaumont

Alexander I Elba

Francis II Louis XVIII

Battle of Austerlitz Constitutional Charter

Confederation of the Rhine Hundred Days

Battles of Jena and Auerstadt Battle of Waterloo



Treaty of Tilsit St. Helena
Reading Questions:


  1. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on what Mediterranean island?

  2. Explain what the Abbe’ Sieyes meant when he said, “Confidence from below, authority from above.”




  1. What were some of the factors which led to Napoleon’s rise to power in France?



  1. Explain the process of how Napoleon took power in France in 1799.



  1. State examples as to how Napoleon was able to appeal to both sides of the political “spectrum.”



  1. How and why did Napoleon’s political status change in 1804?



  1. Describe the various responses of the “non-French” Europeans to Napoleonic takeover and occupation.



  1. Why did Napoleon invade Russia in 1812?




  1. List at least three reasons for Napoleon’s failure in the Russian military campaign of 1812.



  1. As a result of Napoleon’s first abdication, what type of government resulted in France? As a result of his second abdication?




  1. What event during Napoleon’s time in power may have prompted him to sell “Louisiana” to the United States and why?


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