Setting the Stage
Napoleon Bonaparte was quite a short man - just five feet three inches tall. However, he cast a long shadow over the history of modern times. He is recognized as one of the world's greatest military geniuses. In four short years, 1795-1799, Napoleon rose from relatively obscure position as an officer in the French army to become master of France.
1. Students will then examine Napoleon's climb from complete obscurity to general of the French Army. We will look at 5 events that enabled him to become complete ruler of France.
Napoleon Forges an Empire
2. Napoleon played a BIG part in the growth of the United States. We will take a closer look on
just how influential he was to our great nation.
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