Operation Uphold Democracy

To keep peace and democracy in Haiti

Operation Uphold Democracy was an intervention designed to remove the military regime installed by the 1991 Haitian coup d'état that overthrew the elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The operation was effectively authorized by the 31 July 1994 United Nations Security Council Resolution 940.


Conduct military operations to restore and preserve civil order, protect US citizens and interests and designated Haitians and third country nationals, create a secure environment for the restoration of the legitimate government of Haiti, and provide technical assistance to the government of Haiti.


The United States, along with its allies, forced entry into the island of Haiti. The operation was led by the U.S., who made many of the decisions regarding military tactics.


The operation lasted from September 19, 1994 to March 31, 1995.
Operation Uphold Democracy The Invasion of Haiti (Rebirth of Haiti Part 1)

Poster by: Jennifer Somers

American History, Second Hour