What Reforms Did Napoleon Introduce?

Napoleon Bonaparte’s biggest reform and influence was the Napoleonic Code. This code forbade privileges based on birth, gave the people freedom of religion and stated that government jobs should be awarded to the most qualified person. The code was not well liked among countries surrounding France at its time of implementation.

Along with the Napoleonic Code, Napoleon also started and backed the Bank of France with his own gold and silver. This gave the country a strong economy and even financed many of Napoleon’s wars. He put a cap on the max amount that could be charged for basic food in an attempt to assure that no one would go hungry.