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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 HAITIAN INDEPENDENCE Obstacles 9th Graders Care... Key Players I was born a slave, but nature gave me a soul of a free man. 1791 Haitian Revolution Begins - Toussaint L'Ouverture 1791-92 Slaves Riot/Burn Down Plantations 1798 Slavery is Abolished Toussaint Controls Most of Island 1802 Toussaint L'Ouverture (Pro) A former slave who led the slave revolt and abolished slavery in Haiti in 1798. He became a great leader in the revolutoin Napoleon Bonaparte (Con) Was against the independence because he wanted Haiti to stay under French rule. Circumstances tha Influenced Movement Napoleon tries to reconquer Haiti April- French agree to truce 1803 but then capture Toussaint French surrender 1804 Jan- Declared Independent -France, Britain, and Spain all sent armies to try and conquer Haiti. -Napoleon had General Leclerc capture L'Ouverture in an attempt to stop the Revolution -Haiti was dependent on France for trade and wealth -the majority of Haiti was made up ofoppressed slaves with no rights. Turning Point Battle of Vertieres A general for L'Ouverture who led the Battle Jean-Jaque Dessalines (Pro) of Vertieres and is said to be the founder of Independent Haiti -French sugar plantation owners abused their African slaves-French Revolution inspired Haitians to revolt -Haiti helps in the production of coffee by providing quality coffee beans. -They also grow cacao beans, which are used to make chocolate. - Had Haiti remained independent 9th grader would miss out on great coffee or chocolate- U.S. and Haitian relations, the U.S. gave 1.5 billion dollars to Haiti when they were in a crisis.- Haiti is one of the only countries that successfully had a slave revolt. in 1798 L'Ouverture defeated the British who came to conquer Haiti in 1793. This battle resulted in the end of slavery for Africans on Haiti.
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