Haitian Revolution

Haitian Revolution

In 1789, the entire Europe was sucked into was because of the French Revolution. This French Revolution also tickled the slave uprising in Caribbean. Over next 5 years France eventually abolished slavery in all its colonies by building on 'Declaration of the Rights of Man'. However, in 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte tried to bring back slavery in West Indies by means of military force and political guile and captured and exiled Toussaint, the commander-in-chief of Island by French Convention and Governor for life of St. Domingue. The fight however continued and in 1804, Dessalines became the ruler of a new nation called Haiti, which means 'Higher Place'.

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