Haitian Revolution timeline

Alyssa Anaya Victor Tellez

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Spain brought 15,000 African slaves to island of Hispaniola

1517

France establishes claim on parts of Hispaniola

1665

Treaty of Ryswick - Spain cedes western third of Hispaniola to France

1697

Failed Mackandal Rebellion

1751

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

1763

American Declartion of Independence

1776

French Revolution begins

1789

Boukman Rebellion/voodoo ceremony

October 21, 1790

Haitian Revolution/slave uprising begins

February 1791

Toussaint issues a Constitution, establishing his authority over Hispaniola

August 1791

Toussaint Louverture joins French troops to fight the British/Spanish

May 1794

Napolean sends Leclerc to St. Dominique with 40,000 troops

1801

Toussaint is deceived and imprisoned

1802

Battle of Vertieres, final defeat of the French troops by Dessalines and Petion

1803

Napolean takes power in France

May 1804

Dessalines proclaims himself Emperor of Haiti

October 1804

Haitian Proclamation of Independence

November 1804

Dessalines assassinated

1806

Christophe becomes President of Haiti

1807

Napoleon re-established slavery in French colonies

1815

Haiti invades Spanish side of Hispaniola and ends slavery

February 9, 1840

Toussaint dies in jail in the French Alps

1861