A group of Creole and African slaves gather at Bois-Caiman. They make a pact with each other and the Voodoo priest, Boukman.
Rebellion Against Planters
August 21, 1791
Toussaint l'Overture leads a group of enslaved Africans in a rebellion against the planters.
Arrival of the British
January 1, 1793
British arrive to capture the slaves. However, the slaves manage to resist the British and French forces.
Touissant and others join French Republican Forces
August 29, 1793
Toussaint and thousands of other Africans join the French republican forces because they are promised that if they fight against royalists they would gain freedom. The Commissioner Leger-Felicite Sonthonax ended slavery in the colony afterwards.
Withdrawl of the Brittish
January 1, 1798
The British and French Forces withdraw from the battle against slave rebellions after multiple defeats.
January 1, 1802
Toussaint becomes the head of San Domingo. Napoleon feels threatened and sends Emmanuel Leclerc and 20,000 troops to capture Toussaint and re-establish slavery.
May 18, 1803
The red and blue Haitian flag is adopted at the Congress of Arcahaie.
Battle of Vertieres
November 18, 1803
Haiti wins it's independence from France in The Battle of Vertières. The battle is lead by Dessalines. Haiti attacked the French near Cap François and won victory over the French colonial army under General Rochambeau.
Dessalines appoints himself emperor
January 1, 1804
The north and south arenas defeat the French. Then Dessalines claimed the independence of Haiti and appoints himself emperor.
Haiti invades Santo Domingo
February 9, 1822
Haiti invades the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo and ends slavery there