Haitian Revolution Timeline Andrew Cannata

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Spain brings 15,000 African slaves to island of Hispaniola

1574

France establishes claims on parts of Hispaniola

1660

Treaty of Ryswick

1697

Failed Mackandal Rebellion

1756

American Declaration of Independence

1776

French Revolution begins

1789

Boukman Rebellion/voodoo ceremony

August 1791

Haitian revolution/slave uprising begins

August 21 1791

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

1793

Toussaint Louverture joins French troops to fight British and Spanish

1794

Napoleon takes power in france

1799

Haiti invades Spanish side of Hispaniola and ends slavery there

1801

Napoleon sends Leclerc to Saint-Dominigue with thousands of troops

1801

Toussaint issues a Constitution

February 1801

Napoleon re-establishes slavery in French colonies

May 1801

Toussaint is deceived and imprisoned

1802

Toussaint dies in jail in the French Alps

April 1803

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

November 1803

Haitian proclamation of independence

January 1804

Dessalines proclaims himself Emperor of Haiti

September 1804

Dessalines assassinated

1806

Christophe becomes president of Haiti

1807