A quiz summary of the Haitian Revolution
In 1791, a man named Boukman began to urge for the death of all whites due to the slaves being mistreated, starting the Haitian Revolution. Boukman and others requested for France to grant rights to mulattoes, but France denied those wishes, causing the revolt to spread. France then sent soldiers with orders to give rights to all except slaves which drove a man named Toussaint L'Ouverture, who was once a slave to lead the revolution. Slavery was momentary put to rest, but in 1801 the French army came back with orders to reestablish it. L’Ouverture fought against this, but eventually had to surrender and was taken to a prison in France, where he died. Others continued to fight in his name, and in 1804, all people were given the rights of freedom, and obliterate the French army.