Napoleon Bonaparte set a political structure for himself as the new leader of France. Napoleon Bonaparte established himself as first council and he had no plans of sharing his power with others. His not sharing of power came easy to him because he was not associated in the public minds with anyone in the government, or the factions, so he was able to relate to all the French men . Napoleon created the written document The Constitution of the Year VIII, which secured his powers as first council . This provided him with two subordinated councils and three house legislatures and gave him enough power to become the most powerful man of France and even Europe itself . Napoleon knew he had the support of his Frenchmen when in February 1800 the plebiscite, those who voted as the electoral votes, had three million votes for yes and only 1,500 votes as no . Because of the plebiscites Napoleon was given the title first council for life in 1802 and became emperor, which he crowned himself as in 1804.
As fist council and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte established the legal codes that governed France all the way through the 19th century. Napoleon established a centralized administration by rehabilitating the Ancient Regime. One of Napoleons most known legacies among in the modern state are the Napoleonic Codes. Thanks to Jean-Jacques de Cambaceres Napoleon oversaw the new laws for the French Nation known as the Napoleonic Codes, which remains the basis of the French law today . This code did things such as forbidding privileges based on
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