Updated: 2/14/2020

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  • However, Napoleon soon took over France and reinstated slavery, which brought war back to Saint Dominique (now known as Haiti). In 1803, Napoleon was ready to get rid of Haiti, so he made a deal with Toussaint to gain Haitian independence.
  • Toussaint agreed to the deal, and soon after, he was invited to France for a negotiation meeting. However, Napoleon ordered his men to capture Toussaint and imprison him in the mountains to die of cold and starvation.
  • Toussaint died in prison, but his capture inspired the Haitians to keep fighting until they were finally granted their independence.