U.S. Occupation Began to Stop Rosalvo Bobo
Haiti, in 1915, was on the brink of failure. Several anarchist groups, called cacos, were fighting to gain control of the island. German immigrants had funded the cacos, and in desperation implored Germany to come and stabilize the situation.
President Wilson, alarmed anti-American Rosalvo Bobo might rule, ordered U.S. warships to occupy Haiti.
From 1915-1934 the U.S. ran Haiti with straw-man governments. Only when the Great Depression occurred did the U.S. leave. It could no longer afford the Occupation.« Previous · Next »