French and Haitian Revolutions

French and Haitian Revolutions

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  • French  motive 
  • Marie Antoinette and king Louis XVI, who were the monarchs at this time, were rich and enjoying life while the other people in France were suffering. This was not fair.
  • French method
  • The Three Estate was not happy with the King and Queen, so they rioted to show their unhappiness.  Eventually, the King and Queen were executed.
  • Finally, a military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, ended up taking control and established his dictatorship.
  • French change 
  • Haiti motive 
  • The french colony of Haiti thrived off of sugar cane   Working conditions were bad and life was rough for the slaves that worked in the sugar cane fields.  When they heard about the French revolution, the slaves wanted out of this life.
  • Haiti method 
  • The slaves were able to fight off the French, British, and Spanish by using military weapons under the leadership of Toussaint L'Ouverture.
  • The Europeans were thrown out of the area and the people of San Domingue took over their nation. This was the worlds first black republic known as Haiti.
  • Haiti change 
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