Slaves gather, and Boukman holds a ceremony that begins the revolution.
Port-au-Prince is burned down during the fighting between whites and mulattos.
Toussaint and troops begin fighting for Spain.
Toussaint and the Span control the north.
French National Assembly abolishes slavery the colonies
Toussaint becomes leader of the armies in Saint Domingue.
The War of Knives begins between Rigaud and Toussaint.
Toussaint controls the entire island and abolishes slavery throughout.
Toussaint makes a new constitution for Saint Domingue.
Toussaint proclaims a military dictatorship.
Toussaint is sent to jail.
Napoléon Bonaparte re-establishes slavery in the French colonies.
Toussaint loses the Battle of Ravine-à-Couleuvres.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines declares emperor of Haiti.
Haiti proclaims independence.
Dessalines is assassinated at Pont-Rouge.