Acte Additionnel aux Constitutions de L'Empire (du 22 Avril 1815).
A broadsheet proclaimation from Napoleon during the "Hundred Days", his brief reign between his return from exile on Elba and the Battle of Waterloo. It features 53 amendements to the French Constitution, divided into four categories: General, and concerning the Ministries, Judiciary & the rights of Citizens. The proclaimation's purpose was two-fold: firstly to reassert his control (37: "The Emperor appoints all Judges"), and secondly to gather popular support (49: "Freedom of Religion is guaranteed for all"), knowing the forces of Europe were gathering against him.
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