For France ideas were changing about giving equality for people of color under the Declaration of Men, but people of color were denied those rights.
Multiple sides Emerges
May 15 1791
French government declares that all free people of color born of free parents were equal in rights to whites. It left a bitter backlash on white Saint Domingues because they wanted to oppose and refuse this proposition leaving France to stop the law from passing. A rebellion begun
Start of the Haitian Revolution
August 14, 1791
All free people of color would be given the full rights of citizenship. Mainly to kick out the whites and keep the rights of people of color.
Multiple sides emerge
King Louie is executed causing change in power dynamics in Saint Dominguez
Slavery is Abolished in Haiti (minimal while )
French government abolishes slavery in France and all French colonies to support the Rebels in Saint Dominguez,but Touissant Louventure and his army abandoned the Spanish to join forces with the French.
Treaty of Basel
July 22 ,1795
Treaty of Basel was signed by France and Spain
Making Spain give up half its colony Santo Domimgo to France ,but troops withdrew from the island
Louventure is a governed
Touissant became lieutant governer of Saint Dominguez and commander in chief of colonial armies
Napoleon came Into power and created a new constitution for French colonies to be governed by special laws differentiate from laws in the constitution from France