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The beginning of the slave revolt is due to a rumour occurring that the freedom given to those France could also be applied to slaves, letting them now become free citizens, many slaves decided to revolt against their owners who denied knowledge of this. This caused 1000 plantations and 100 white men to be killed.
Slavery was abolished by France if they joined the fight against counter-revolutionaries. This let Toussaint-L'Ouverture join the french Army to fight the Spanish and the British.
Toussaint-L'Ouverture, now the self elected ruler of the island, issued a Constitution. Included was autonomy, no slavery and establishment of him as governor.
Toussaint-L'Ouverture was arrested by Charles Leclerc.
Toussaint-L'Ouverture died in prison in France.
After trying to fight for Haiti back, French soldiers were forced to surrender due to weapons and disease.
The colony became the first black republic under the name Haiti.
Toussaint-L'Ouverture control of an army caused the British and Spanish to retreat, this freed slaves in the West
Napoleon seized power in France, decided to invade Haiti to regain power. Although it was a colony, France had very little power over it.
Charles Leclerc came to the island on an expedition issued by his brother, Napoleon. The goal was to reestablish French power and slavery. Instead, Resulted a guerrilla war between the French and the people of Haiti. 1802-1804
Slavery was reinstated.
Many untited against the French. The death of Leclerc and renewed war with British. This lead to the French defeat and evacuation of St. Domingue.
A race war on the island was renewed and brought the death of around 3,000 white French men. By the order of Dessalines, a mulatto military officer.
Haiti declared independence.
The National Assembly provided some black men with citizenship.
Slavery was abolished by in French colonies. While some slaves are emancipated, not all are.
Toussaint-L'Ouverture sided with the Spanish military and served with them.
Britain invades Haiti. The British supported slavery.
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