Haitian Revolution

Haitian Revolution

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  • Atmosphere
  • Do you want to be whipped?!?!
  • No! Please!
  • Our day will come...
  • Slaves make cotton harvesting too easy...
  • Inequality
  • I'm tired of you harassing me and my family! Leave my property!
  • Despite your people being included in the "Declaration of the Rights of Man." We wont treat you the same.
  • We will never be on equal terms!
  • Revolution
  • It's time to take the freedom the French owe us with our own hands...attack!
  • The conversation displays the typical relationship between the French and their slaves as well as the atmosphere they work in.
  • Dying Light
  • Tension is rising as free colored people still aren't granted equal status and treatment as white men. Colored people may not stand for the inequality much longer.
  • Hope
  • Fight for your freedom from France's rule.
  • Toussaint l’Overture lead his army in a revolt against the French and British who were trying to reestablish French rule. This resulted in the capture of Haiti, Santo Domingo, and the abolition of slavery in both places.
  • Independence
  • Toussaint l’Overture once a former slave died a free soul but as a jailed man inside a cell in France in 1803, although his achievements continued to live on.
  • Jean Jacques Dessalines took over where Toussaint I'Overture left off and lead the revolutionaries at the Battle of Vertieres on November 18, 1803 where the French were defeated.
  • On January 1, 1804, Dessalines defeated the French, and reclaimed what they went on to name Haiti. Dessalines declared Haiti independent from the French and Haiti became the first black republic to exist.
  • We are now independent from France
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