Christy's Timeline

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Spain brought 15,000 African slaves to island of Hispaniola

1517

France establishes claim on parts of Hispaniola

1664

Treak of Ryswick - Spain cedes western third of hispaniola to France

1697

American Declaration of Independence

July 1776

French Revolution begins

1789

Failed Mackandal Rebellion

1790

Boukman Rebellion/voodoo ceremony

August 1791

Haitian Revolution/salve uprising begins

September 1791

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

1793

Toussaint joins French troops to fight the British and Spanish

April 1798

Napoleon takes power in France

December 1798

Toussaint issues a Constitution

February 1801

Napoleon sends leclerc to Saint-Domingue

December 1801

Napolean re-establishes slavery in french colonies

1802

Toussaint is deceieved and imprisoned

January 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

Haiti invades Spanish side of Hispaniola and ends slavery there

1804

Dessalines proclaims himself Emperor of Haiti

January 1804

Haitian proclamation of Independence

January 1804

Dessalines assassinated

1806

Christophe becomes president of Haiti

1807