Haitian Revolution

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Slaves gather, and Boukman holds a ceremony that begins the revolution.

1791

Port-au-Prince is burned down during the fighting between whites and mulattos.

1791

Toussaint and troops begin fighting for Spain.

1793

Toussaint and the Span control the north.

1794

French National Assembly abolishes slavery the colonies

1794

Toussaint becomes leader of the armies in Saint Domingue.

1797

The War of Knives begins between Rigaud and Toussaint.

1799

Toussaint controls the entire island and abolishes slavery throughout.

1799

Toussaint makes a new constitution for Saint Domingue.

07/1801

Toussaint proclaims a military dictatorship.

11/25/1801

Toussaint is sent to jail.

1802

Napoléon Bonaparte re-establishes slavery in the French colonies.

1802

Toussaint loses the Battle of Ravine-à-Couleuvres.

1802

Toussaint dies.

1803

Jean-Jacques Dessalines declares emperor of Haiti.

1804

Haiti proclaims independence.

1804

Dessalines is assassinated at Pont-Rouge.

1806