Summary of the French Revolution
It was a period of radical societal and political change in France that began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte. He crowned himself Emperor of France. Napoleon Bonaparte introduced many laws such as the protection of private property and a uniform system of weights and measures provided by the decimal system. In 1815, he was finally defeated at Waterloo. The most important legacy of the French Revolution was the ideas of liberty and democratic rights.