How Did Toussaint Contribute To The Haitian Revolution

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1.) A: Toussaint L’Ouverture - A former Haitian slave who was a prominent leader of the Haitian independence movement. Toussaint was self-educated and read the works of French philosophers, which inspired him to become the “brave leader” of the Haitian revolt in 1791. During this revolt, Toussaint showed his skills as both a tactician and a leader. In 1798, Toussaint’s forces controlled most of Haiti and all the slaves in Haiti were freed, but Haiti still remained a French Colony. In 1802, Napoleon sent a large army to take control of the island, so Toussaint once again fought for Haitian freedom. In the following months, Toussaint was captured by the French and sent to prison in France. He died there after 10 months, but he was not forgotten. In 1804, Haiti declared independence and became a republic in 1820.…show more content…
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