The Caribbean Revolution

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After the French revolution, a new conception of human rights is presented to the world, placing all men in a standard of equality and is no longer necessary for the birth of social castes. The same revolutionary movement occurred in France was guided by the motto equality, freedom and fraternity, set very much in the light of the Illuminist ideals. The Enlightenment contributes to the equal rights and preaching new conceptions of social organizations. Its values are strongly marked in the French revolution and then gained space around the world, influencing revolts in other territories and searches for changes. Like the Atlantic revolutions were several movements that carried with them the illuminist values. These historical moments of diverse…show more content…
As the Atlantic Revolutions, Haitian revolution, that is a milestone of important freedom of the Africans not American continent; republican or constitutionalist rebellions in various European territories; An independence of Brazil and a movement of emancipation in Latin America that gave origin to several countries of Latin America. Throughout history, revolutions have started because of new ideas that change thinking and disrupt the status quo. The Haitian Revolution of 1789-1804 is no exception. The Enlightenment ideas of equality for men and representative government were crucial to the insurrection. However, how did Enlightenment philosophy make its way to the Caribbean and influence the people to free themselves from their colonizer, France? One slave in particular was strongly influenced by Enlightenment ideas: Toussaint L’Ouverture, the leader of the revolution. Ultimately, the Enlightenment inspired a successful slave revolt in…show more content…
For the accumulation of wealth, the French settlers used a large population of African slaves. In the year 1789, France lived a revolutionary process inspired by the defense of the ideals of freedom and equality. On hearing of the news and contents of the French Revolution, the oppressed counts began to demand an expansion of these revolutionary ideals for a colony of St. Dominic. Enraged by the domination of the colony's white and monarchist elite, a group of African descendants led by the emperor François Dominique Toussaint, better known as Toussaint L'Overture, the black religious leader Dutty Boukman, began a revolution. In 1791, Toussaint L'Overture instigated the slaves to exterminate a white population of the place. The rebellion was beginning and the slaves soon received as the first offensives of the French troops. Some time later, other French, English and Spanish expeditions tried to take control of the situation installed on the island. In the year 1801, L'Overture was designed as the new governor of the

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