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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 French Revolution Haitian Revolution 1789-1799 A.D 1791-1804 A.D - 3rd estate - Middle class- Catholic was the main religion of France- Almost everyone in France was white Who Revolted? Who Revolted? - African slaves- Catholic- Slaves were black, and most free citizens were white Why did they revolt? Why did they revolt? - Unfair taxation- Unfair representation in government- Revolution only way to stop unfair voting laws double click to change this header text! - They were slaves- No rights- Violently abused by slaveowners How did they organize? How did they organize? - The revolution was spontaneous- The French elites had no idea it was coming- Maximilien Robespierre was a leader of the revolution - Spontaneous- Hardly organized beforehand- Toussaint Louverture was the leader of the revolution How did the people overthrow the government? How did the people overthrow the government? - Invaded Bastille and took the equipment- Very violent revolution - They revolted against their masters- Used their vast numbers to beat the French Army How did the government respond? How did the government respond? - The government resisted change- Executed any revolutionaries - Sent an army to deal with the revolutionaries France became a constitutional Monarchy following the revolution Haiti became a presidential republic after the revolution Primary Source for French Revolution Primary Source for Haitian Revolution
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