Haitian Revolution

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  • Rising Tensions
  • Hey. Why are the French enslaving us?
  • I don't know. But life does suck for us slaves.
  • Starting Change
  • I Know that we are all upset about our situation, but we are going to do something about it.
  • Conquering New Lands
  • Hello! I know that you are from Santo Domingo and I would love to welcome you to Hispañola where we fight for slaves' rights.
  • Before the revolution, the Haitian slaves were not living well. None of the slaves were happy and they wanted freedom from the French.
  • Napoleon Cracks the Whip
  • I want you to go to Haiti and get our colony back, re-establish slavery, and kill the leader.
  • Toussaint L’Ouverture started a revolution by talking to slaves, who outnumbered the white owners 5:1, and started an uprising. He and other slaves organized a rebellion on 8.21.1791.
  • Rebellion: Part 2
  • We fight for our freedom.
  • The Haitian slaves who revolted helped their neighbors in Santo Domingo to help free the Spanish slaves there. L'Overture named himself Governor-General of the entire island and abolished slavery on Hispañola.
  • Haitian Independence
  • WE ARE FREE! WE ARE FREE! WE ARE FREE!
  • General Charles Leclerc and 43,000 French troops went to Haiti to take the island back, re-establish slavery, and take L'Overture to the France Alps. L'Overture died 10 months later.
  • Yes sir Mr. Bonaparte!
  • Jean-Jacques Dessalines was also a former slave and led his troops in the Battle of Vertieres on November 18, 1803. This second rebellion against the French was well fought.
  • We fight for our property.
  • On January 1st, 1804, Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti an independent nation. Haiti's independence was first recongnized by France. Haiti became the first black republic.
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