Establishing a New Administrative Order (1800–1801)

Title

Establishing a New Administrative Order (1800–1801)

Description

Naming his brother Lucien to the key post of minister of the interior, Bonaparte quickly moved to establish his political control over the country. He set up “prefects” for every administrative region known as a department; these appointees had final say in such important matters as finances, politics, and the conscription of troops.

Source

Martyn Lyons, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution (London, Macmillan, 1994), p. 70.

Date

1800

Relation

https://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/503/

Identifier

503

Citation

“Establishing a New Administrative Order (1800–1801),” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 4, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/364.