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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Circumstances For Movement "I was born a slave, but nature gave me a soul of a freeman"-Toussaint Louverture Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources 3. 2. They were a successful European colonies and thought they could go independent and govern themselves Louveture left the Spanish because the Frenchabolished slavery 1. Slaves were tired of poor treatment, they revolted and it was the first successful slaverevolt in history Route to Haiti Independence Key Players 1.Napoleon Bonaparte- French leader who sent forward motions in war 2.Jean-Jacques Dessalines- Declared Haiti's indepenence creating the firstblack republic in 18043.Charles Leclerc- Leader in command ofexpeditionary army 20,000 people4.Vi'comte de Rochambeau- He took therole of Charles Leclerc after his death5.Toussaint L'Ouverture- The main revolutionist who led the Haitianrevolution6.Léger-Félicité Sonthonax-Controlled7,000 French troops during the revolution 1794- Toussaint L'Ouverture tunrs on Spanish allies and joins the French 1795- Britain and Spain sign a treaty recognizing main portion of Haiti as French possession 1796- Toussaint was recognized as a leader of the Haiti by the French 1799-Napolean overthrew theFrench Directory, ending the French anit-slavery principles 1801- Toussaint proclaims a new constitution and is proclaimed governor for life 1802-Charles Leclerc lures Toussaintinto a conference where he arrestshim and sends him to France where he dies 1803- France admits defeatto slave armies and evacuatestheir forces 1804- Jean-Jaques Dessalinesdeclares Haiti's independance 4. Haitian Revolution Timeline Oddly enough the major turning pointwas in 1791 when the first slave revolt occurred and signaled the startthe Haitian Revolution Turning Point Important Qutoe Significant Obstaceles The French were fighting a revolution of their own lands -Napoleon got rid of the anti-slave policies -Constant battles between France and Haiti -Toussaint's arrest and death -French's will to reinstablish slavery Why should a 9th grader care? -A normal 9th grader should care because it declined the rate of theAtlantic Slave trade whcih benefitsthousands of kids today. 5. Haiti had no clear or defined political authority
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