Brenna Taylor


Spanish brings slaves to Hispaniola


French establishes claim on part of Hispaniola


American Declaration of Independence

July 1776

French Revolution begins

July 1789

Failed Mackandal Rebellion

May 1790

Haitian Rev./ Slave uprising begins

August 1791

Boukman Rebellion

August 1791

Toussaint joins french troops

February 1793

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

August 1793

Treaty of Ryswick

September 1797

Napoleon takes power in France

November 1799

Toussaint issues a constitution- establish his authority

July 1801

Haiti invades Spanish side of Hispaniola

August 1801

Napoleon send Leclerc to Saint-Domingue

October 1801

Toussaint is deceived and imprisoned

February 1802

Napoleon Re-establishes slavery

May 1802

Toussaint dies in jail in the French Alps

April 1803

Battle of Vertieres- final defeat of French troops

November 1803

Haitian proclamation of Independence

January 1804

Dessalines proclaims himself emperor

January 1804

Dessalines assassinated

October 1806

Christophe becomes president of Haiti

February 1807