Do you know Why did Napoleon take France to war because After years of political dispute and unrest, the France people welcome Napoleon as their new leader in 1799. Not only was Napoleon a brilliant general, he also proved himself to be a skillful administrator.
Although Europe was at peace briefly in 1802, Napoleon, after abandoning attempts to increase French influence in North America, turned his attention to expanding his empire in Europe. To raise money, he sold a huge area of land in North America, called Louisiana, to the Americans. In 1803, France and Britain went to war again. Napoleon wanted to land an army in Britain, so he needed to control the seas. But in 1805, a British fleet under Lord Nelson defeated the combined French and Spanish fleets at the battle of Trafalgar. This defeat ended Napoleon’s hopes of invading Britain.