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  • Give us equality!
  • Should we fire?
  • Abolish the monarchy!
  • Goodbye directory, hello new Empire of France!
  • France has a major economic crisis, so they taxed heavily on the Americans and the people in France.  The Bourgeoisie and peasants were a majority of the population. The Enlightenment led their class to question the morals of the old regime.The weak and ineffective leadership led the peasants to revolt which lead to their methods.
  • Feed us!
  • Many people stormed Bastille to show their abuse from the monarch. They were tired of the taxes and cruel work interment
  • We can defeat Napoleon!
  • There was an overthrow of the monarchy and a new social order. Napoleon overthrew the directory beginning his dictatorship.
  • The Haitian Revolution happened because wealthy French sugar plantation owners in Haiti enslaved many Africans to work for them. The slaves weren't fed enough, overworked, and the working conditions were unsafe. If they did not listen they would be beaten. The slaves were fed up and wanted to start a Revolution.
  • May I rest?
  • Please help us!!!
  • The Haitian slaves were lead by a self educated slave to start the revolt. France, Britain, and Spain all placed their armies on the island in order to try and stop the Haitians. The Haitians won and slavery was then abolished. Later in 1802, Napoleon sent his army to try and take the island back. The leader of the slaves convinced the Haitians to fight again. A year later the French army caught yellow fever causing them all to surrender.
  • Give up now!
  • After the revolution ended, the island became the independent country  Slavery had officially ended and Haiti then became a republic.
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