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  • Toussaint L'Ouverture was a "leader" of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution. He was a former Haitian slave who led the only successful slave revolt in nowaday history
  • "the first big push in the Haitian Revolution was to overthrow the slave regime"
  • Toussaint L' Ouverture inspired millions of free and enslaved people of African descent to seek freedom and equality
  • The former slaves were able to achieve freedom and equality by political and military force, when they defeated the advances of French, British, and Spanish troops
  • Toussaint agreed to end the revolt if the French would abolish slavery. France Agreed, however, the French soon Accused him of planning another revolt, Arrested him, jailed him
  • The french at Napoleon's orders put him on a ship headed for France. Napoleon ordered that Toussaint be placed in a prison dungeon in the mountains.
  • Toussaint was killed by the cold and died in prison in 1803
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