Haitian Revolution - Ahnika and Devyn

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Spain brought 15,000 African slaves to island of Hispaniola

1517

France establishes claim on parts of Hispanola

1664

Treaty of Ryswick, Spain cedes western Hispaniola to France

1697

American Declaration of Independence

1776

French Revolution begins

1789

Failed Mackandal Rebellion

1791

Haitian Revolution/slave uprising begins

August 1791

Boukman rebellion/voodooceremony

1793

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

1793

Toussiant Louverture joins French troops to fight the British and Spanish

1794

Napoleon takes power in France

1799

Toussaint issues a Constitution, establishes his authority over Hispanola

February 4, 1801

Napoleon sends Leclerc to Saint-Domingue with thousands of troops (40,000)

October 1801

Napoleon re-establishes slavery in French colonies

May 1802

Toussaint is decieved and imprisoned

August 25, 1802

Toussaint dies in jail in the French Alps

April 8, 1803

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

November 18, 1803

Haitian proclamation of independence

January 1, 1804

Dessalines proclaims himself Emperor of Haiti

October 8, 1804

Dessalines assassinated

1806

Christophe becomes president of Haiti

1807

Haiti invades Spanish side of Hispaniola and ends slavery there

1822