Revolutions

The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.

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In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery. 

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With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.

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In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused. 

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From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue. 

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Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.

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In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue.

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By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.

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From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.

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In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.

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