Haitian Revolution

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Spain Brought 15,000 African slaves to island of Hispaniola

1574

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

1697

Failed Mackandal REbrllion

1751

American Declaration of Independence

1776

Haitian Revolution begins/ slave uprising

1791

Boukman Rebellion/voodoo ceremony

August 1791

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

1793

Toussaint Louverture joins French Troops to the British and Spanish

1794

France establishes claim on parts of Hispaniola

1795

Napoleon takes power in France

1799

Haiti invades Spanish side side of Hispaniola

1801

Toussaint issued a constitution

1801

Napoleon sends Leclerc to Saint-Domingue with thousands of troops

January 1802

Toussaint is deceived and imprisoned

1802

Napoleon re-establishes slavery in French colonies

may 1802

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

1803

Toussaint dies in jail in the French Alps

1803

Haitian Proclamation of Independence

1804

Dessalines proclaims himself Empeeror of Haiti

September 1804

Dessalines assassinated

1806

Christophe becomes President of Haiti

1807