By May 1791,a civil war broke out between white settlers and the gens de couleur and soon the revolution escalated dramatically when Vodou priest, named Boukman organized a slave revolt
I will rule !
I the Voudou Priest declare that the slaves shall fight for their freedom!!!
Under the influence of the voodoo priest, slaves began burning their plantations and killing white settlers and soon there was tension between the gens de couleur, slaves and white settlers. Many of the slaves were battle tested veterans and were able to organize large armies and battles
I shall fight the hooligans
let the fighting begin
I will burn their fields and homes to the ground
In 1972, French troops arrived to restore order, and the spanish and British troops arrived with the hopes of benefiting from France's difficulties. Meanwhile, the slave forces overcame all their enemies with the leadership and guidance of Francois-Dominique Toussaint
ENOUGH FIGHTING !
Lets get rich
I shall guide the slave forces to victory!
Toussaint controlled most of Saint-Domingue and in 1801, he promulgated a constitution that granted its residents equality but never declared its Independence with the fear that Napoleon might attack.
I Toussaint, declare all the people in Saint- Domingue equal in every right, and none shall act superior to another
In 1802, Napoleon attacked Saint-Domingue with French forces and Toussaint was arrested as he tried to negotiate for a peaceful settlement
ENOUGH OF THIS CHAOS ! THIS COLONY BELONGS TO THE FRENCH!
I ONLY WANT PEACE
In 1803, yellow fever weakened the French army and the slave generals were able to drive them out of the colony. they declared independence and on January 1st, 1804 Haiti was established with a political and social structure that differed from the original one.
I am to sick to fight back! Cough Cough
We will no longer be oppressed and all the people in Haiti will forever be equal