What was the Haitian Revolution?
What was Haiti before the Revolution?
2. Known as Santos Domingo.
3. Haiti held a large slave population.
People of the Haitian Revolution: Toussaint L’Ouverture
Events of the French Revolution
1791- 100,000 slaves, led by Toussaint L’Ouverture revolt
In 1794, the National Convention (in France) ended slavery in French colonies.
In 1799, Napoleon took over France and tried to bring back slavery.
1801- L’Ouverture gained control of the island
Freed the remaining slaves
1802- France finally sends troops to Haiti.
Crisis in France caused them to not be able to respond quickly.
1802- L’Ouverture is captured and sent to France
1803- L’Ouverture died in a French prison
1803- France cannot stop the rebellion
Outcomes of Haitian Revolution
1804- becomes independent
** Only successful slave revolt in history**
Haitian Revolution Vocabulary
2. France- a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
3. Toussaint L’Ouverture- leader of the Haitian Revolution.
4.Slavery- is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work.