Constitution of the Year X


Constitution of the Year X
First page of the Constitution of the Year X

The Constitution of the Year X was a national constitution of France adopted during the Year X (10) of the French Revolutionary Calendar (1802 in the Gregorian calendar). It amended the Constitution of the Year VIII, revising the Consulate to augment Napoleon Bonaparte's authority by making him First Consul for Life.

Both the Constitution of the Year X and the Constitution of the Year VIII were further amended by the Constitution of the Year XII, which established the First French Empire with Napoleon as Emperor.



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Constitution of the Year VIII — The Constitution of the Year VIII was a national constitution of France, adopted December 24, 1799 (during the Year VIII of the French Revolutionary Calendar), which established the form of government known as the Consulate. The coup of 18… …   Wikipedia

  • Constitution of the Year XII — The Constitution of the Year XII was a national constitution of France adopted during the Year XII of the French Revolutionary Calendar (1804 in the Gregorian calendar). It amended the earlier Constitution of the Year VIII and Constitution of the …   Wikipedia

  • Constitution of the Year VIII — (1799) French constitution established after the Coup of 18–19 Brumaire during the French Revolution. Drafted by Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes, it disguised the true character of the military dictatorship created by Napoleon, reassuring the partisans of …   Universalium

  • Constitution of the United States — the fundamental or organic law of the U.S., framed in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention. It went into effect March 4, 1789. * * * Fundamental law of the U.S. federal system of government and a landmark document of the Western world. It is the …   Universalium

  • Constitution of the Roman Republic — The Constitution of the Roman Republic was a set of guidelines and principles passed down mainly through precedent.[1] The constitution was largely unwritten, uncodified, and constantly evolving. Rather than creating a government that was… …   Wikipedia

  • Constitution of the Philippines — Created 1986 Ratified February 2, 1987 Authors Cecilia Muñoz Palma (deceased) …   Wikipedia

  • Constitution of the Irish Free State — The Constitution Committee meeting at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. The Constitution of the Irish Free State was the first constitution of the independent Irish state. It was enacted with the adoption of the Constitution of the Irish Free State… …   Wikipedia

  • Constitution of the Republic of China — Traditional Chinese 中華民國憲 …   Wikipedia

  • Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran — Created October 24, 1979 Ratified July 28, 1989 …   Wikipedia

  • Constitution of the Republic of Texas — The Constitution of the Republic of Texas was written in 1836 between the fall of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio and Sam Houston s stunning victory at San Jacinto. The constitution was written quickly and while on the run from Santa Anna.… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.