The beginning of US engagement in Haiti

The beginning of US engagement in Haiti

Here is a picture demonstrating the actual role The US played as Haiti was trying to gain its independence from French colonial power. Unlike working with the Haitians as we did for them during their independence from Britain Secretary of State at the time Thomas Jefferson gave the slave owners in Haiti $700,000, to put down the slave revolution. This amount represented a large sum of money at the time. Since that time, the US has been engaged in Haiti permanently

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