Christopher Columbus: He was born in the italian city of genoa. Christopher columbus first arrived on Santo Domingo in the 15 century. He introduce sugar can in 1493.Britain: Britain occupied parts of Santo Domingo where they still enforced slavery and kept all their farms and plantations up and running. Toussaint Louverture and Affranchis leader Andre Rigaud pushed Britain out of southern Santo Domingo and freed the slaves that were controlled by the british. But Andre and Louverture’s relationship came to a grinding halt because a civil war broke out because they didn’t know who would take control of the colony.Tainos: Columbus enslaved the Tainos and forced them to mine for gold. After getting beat up and used the Tainos perished. Once there was no more gold to mine columbus started to grow sugar cane.Santo Domingo: Spain was struggling to defeat the french so rather than taking a lose they signed the treaty of basel and gave up Santo Domingo to the french and evacuated their people from the island. In march 1796 Toussaint Louverture announced lieutenant governor of Santo Domingo.Saint Domingue: Created in 1493 by Christopher Columbus. Columbus brought 12000 african slaves to Saint Domingue to be abused and forced to work. The french made permanent settlements and made plantations which grew tobacco, sugar and coffee which was all planted and harvested by slave labor. In the mid 1700’s Saint Domingue was the largest sugarcane exporters.Slavery: 1685, king Louis XVI created the code noir or ‘the black code”. The rules of the code was that all black slaves were personal property of the white owners, slaves could not assemble together for weddings or dances, slaves who were caught running or breaking any rules could get their ears cut off or be killed and the code gave any white planters the right to shoot the black slaves who they thought were breaking the rules at any given time. Slaves who were fed up and ran away were called maroons. Once the maroons ran away, the would go to the city and hide away growing their own food and providing for themselves. In 1794 the national convention abolished slavery.Start of the Haitian revolution: 1791 marks the start of the Haitian revolution. During this time rebels burned more than 1000 plantations and killed hundreds of whites. During April of 1792 the french government issued that all free people of color were given rights of citizen. Spain and Britain wanted to stay out of the issues with france as they did not want to start a war, but they were scared that the revolutionary ideas would spread across to Spanish Santo Domingo and British Jamaica. Early 1793, rebel leaders joined spanish forces against the french, one of these leaders were Toussaint Louverture. He was a former slave but was freed and educated by his master, he had amazing military strategies and his army grew under the spanish.Louverture: He lead the haitian independence movement while the french revolution was going on. He was a slave who got freed by his master in the 1770’s who educated him and taught him how to read and write. He had exceptional military skills and combat intelligence. The constitution of 1801 The constitution of 1801 was made by Toussaint Louverture. He ended slavery, banned voodoo and made people catholic, all people of Saint Domingue were French citizens, large estates, people had to work a few hours on plantations ignorer to keep the economy up and running and Louverture made himself Governor for life.Louverture sent his top general Jean Jacques Dessalines to Defeat Rigaud’s army. Louverture wouldn’t have won if it weren’t for the treaties he signed with Britain and the US, because they gave him money for him to supply his troops with food weapons.The war of knives was against Louverture’s army of black soldiers against Andre Rigaud’s army of mulatto soldiers. This was was started because both Andre and Louverture had economic interests.The Affranchis wanted to preserve their economic privileges while the black were petrified that if the Affranchis won that slavery would be reinforced and inequality would return. Louverture have control over the north and west and Rigaud had control of the south. Louverture was smart and he prevented any supplies reaching Andre and his army for 5 months.Many of Napoleon’s soldiers left the French armies and joined the insurrection which was a violent revolt against the government. July 1802. Napoleon Bonaparte started slavery again in French colonies in areas around the Caribbean. People in S-D did not trust the French anymore. Louverture was betrayed by Leclerc and was tricked into a false meeting which then ended by Louverture getting kidnapped/captured and he was sent to Europe. Louverture was then sent to prison where he spend his last year there and died.Louverture was betrayed by Leclerc and was tricked into a false meeting which then ended by Louverture getting kidnapped/captured and he was sent to Europe. Louverture was then sent to prison where he spend his last year there and died.July 1802. Napoleon Bonaparte started slavery again in French colonies in areas around the Caribbean. People in S-D did not trust the French anymore.Many of Napoleon’s soldiers left the French armies and joined the insurrection which was a violent revolt against the government.October 1802, Dessalines and some other generals leave the French army and join the insurrection. Later Dessalines began to burn as much plantations and farms as possible which would end up being a huge mistake later on as a lot of damage was done.Dessalines was credited for creating the Haitian flag, he did this by cutting out the white fabric from the French flag but he kept the red and blue.The red and blue represents the unity of black and mulattoes against the blacks. Dessalines gained the colonies independence and published the Declaration of Independence, and he also restored the original name Hayti created by the natives the Tainos who perished due to slavery.Once Napoleon found out that Dessalines crowned himself emperor, he managed to convince countries like England, the US and Spain not to trade with them anymore. He managed to accomplish this by telling these countries that they would be trading with former black slaves. So he successfully managed to push Haiti out the picture diplomatically and commercially, and since Haiti burned all the plantations to get the French out, they did not have any back bone to fall upon so they shot themselves in the foot when they thought of that plan, and to further worsen Haiti’s problems, King Louis X made Haiti pay 22 billion dollars in today money for all the damages done to the plantations, which Haiti complied thinking that they would be recognized and they also wanted to end French aggression. This debt took 80% of Haitis annual income which they finally paid off in 1947.