European Defeat and the Creation of a New Flag I December 1803
Independence of Saint-Domingue I January 1, 1804
Jefferson tries to buy New Orleans but Napoleon sells him all of Louisiana instead. This was because Louisiana would be useless to Napoleon without Saint-Domingue but proved to be pivotal to the US expansion.
By removing the white stripe from the French flag and creating a new flag for Haiti Dessalines united the revolutionaries from various divisions in May of 1803. Of the 43000 European soldiers in Saint-Domingue, 8000 return in December of 1803.