Haitian Revolution

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Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

The Haitian revolution lasted 13 years from 1791-1804 when Haiti gained it's independence.

Social uneasyness

1791

Social classes caused anger through lower classes and want for revolution.

Social classes:
1. Whites
2. Mulattos
3. Black slaves

The revolution begins

1791

The Haitian revolt destroys French plantations on Saint-Domingue (Haiti).

Haitian people get inspired

1791

Haitian people are inspired by the French revolution of 1789 and see that they can gain Equality, Liberty, and Fraternity.

Slavery over!

1793

Slavery is abolished in 1793 on Saint-Domingue (Haiti).

Toussaint L 'Ouvertire

1796

Toussaint L 'Ouvertire was a black slave released shortly after 1791, and in 1796 Toussaint ruled with the consent of the French governor.

Battle of Vertières

1803

The battle of Vertièreswas fought between Haitian rebels and French forces on 18 November 1803 at Vertières in Nord, Haiti.

Jean-Jacques Dessalines

1804

He proclaimed Haiti's independence from France in 1804.

Independence!

1804

Haitian people gain independence from France.