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  •  Toussaint learned to read and write and read every book he could get his hands on. He particularly admired the writings of the French Enlightenment philosophers, who spoke of individual rights and equality.
  • The news of this betrayal triggered mass slave revolts in Saint Dominique, and Toussaint became the leader of the slave rebellion. He became known as Toussaint L'Ouverture and brilliantlyled his rag-tag slave army. He successfully fought the French as well as invading Spanish and British. 
  • the people considered the issue of esuauilt the voted to end slavery in the french colonies incluing what was now know as haiti
  • So people again considered the issue of equality and voted to end slavery in the French colonies, including what was now known as Haiti.
  • A few months later, the French invited Toussaint to come to a negotiating meeting with full safe conduct. When he arrived, the French betrayed the safe conduct and arrested him, putting him on a ship headed for France.
  • Years later at St. Helena, when asked about his dishonorable treatment of Toussaint, Napoleon replied, "What could the death of one wretched Negro mean to me?" However, it was Napoleon who would lose his rule and die in prison. Haiti remained free.
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