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  • 1743
  • I love books!
  • As a child, his liberal master trained him as a house servant and allowed him to read and write. He took advantage of that. He read every book he could.
  • 1791
  • He led the slave rebellion because when the news of betrayal happened, mass slave revolts occurred. This is when he changed his name to Toussaint L'ouverture because it meant "the one who finds and opening".
  • 1793
  • Toussaint defeated the French army, also invading the British and Spanish. He proved himself to be a wonderful general and led them to win 7 battles in 7 days. He later became a de facto governor of the colony.
  • In France the Jacobins had lost power. Sonow that people were tired of seeing blood in the streets, they decided to send Max Robespierre to the guillotine. The reign of terror was over. The French were back in the action. More moderate leaders came and went, eventually replaced by Napoleon. He ruled France with dictator powers. He pleased the plantation owners by reinstating slavery in French colonies. Haiti was plunged into this war once again.
  • 1793
  • Lets end slavery for good this time!
  • By this time, Napoleon was ready to get Toussaint off of his back after multiple losses to him. They both agreed to terms of peace. Napoleon agreed to recognize the Haitian independence, and Toussaint agreed to retire from the public life. After a few months, the french invited Toussaint to come to a negotiating meeting. When he arrived, Napoleon ordered them to put him on a ship to France to put him in prison. He disregarded the safe conduct.
  • 1803
  • 1803
  • Napoleon insisted that he be put in a prison dungeon in the mountains and murdered by the means of cold, starvation and neglect. Toussaint died in the prison, but others carried out the long fight for freedom.
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