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Toussaint L'Ouverture
Updated: 2/18/2020
Toussaint L'Ouverture
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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 modern history. He was also, a very important person in history because he help free the slaves.
  • Toussaint L' Ouverture inspired millions of enslaved and free people of African Decent to seek freedom and equality.
  • The former slaves of Haiti 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 put an end to slavery. France agreed, however the French soon, accused Toussaint of planning another revolt, arrested him, and put him in jail.
  • I agree to end the revolt if the French would put an end to slavery.
  • The french put Toussaint on a ship heading to France. Napoleon ordered the french that Toussaint must be placed in prison in the mountains.
  • In 1803 Toussaint was killed from the cold and died in prison.
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