Haitian Revolution

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Dutty Boukman holds a voodoo ceremony that begins the revolution.

1791

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

1791

Toussaint and his troops begin to fight for Spain.

1793

Toussaint, his troops, and Spain take control of the north.

1794

French National Assembly abolishes slavery the all the colonies.

1794

Toussaint becomes commander in chief of all French armies in Saint Dominique

05/1797

The War of Knives begins between Rigaud and Toussaint.

1799

Toussaint makes a new constitution for Saint Domingue.

07/1801

Toussaint claims dictatorship over Saint Dominige.

11/1801

Toussaint loses the Battle of Ravine-à-Couleuvres.

1802

Toussaint is captured by Napoleon's army and is sent to jail.

1802

Napoleon re-establishes slavery in the French colonies.

1802

Toussaint dies in jail.

1803

Haiti proclaims independence.

1804

Jean-Jacques Dessalines declares himself emperor of Haiti.

1804

Dessalines is assassinated at Pont-Rouge.

1806