Social Effects Of The Haitian Revolution

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The Haitian revolution began back in 1789 when rich white colonists in Haiti felt that they needed power of free trade in their colonies. However, this class was immediately tested by the lower working class that included white men and free men of color. This lower class wanted to have their own political rights and two years later, the slave revolt began. Over the next ten years, the revolution of the slaves faced many invasions from the Spanish as well as British forces. Although Haiti was a French Republic, after an invasion by French troops, a war of independence was led by individuals of African descent against the French.
During this time, there was about 25,000 white colonists that were very dominant in Haiti. This included inferior
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The slaves uprising drew in the ideals about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Through fifteen stormy years, a colony of pressured and demoralized slaves success fully liberated themselves and radically and permanently transformed things. This revolution changed many views around the world. The culture that was affected the most was the American colonies. After the revolution was over, many freed slaves made their way into the American colonies. This made the white peoples living in Buenos Aires all the way up to Boston incredibly nervous. They were worried that their slaves would see the faults in their political ideals as well as the success of the Haitian slaves and decide to Revolt themselves. The success of the Haitian revolution changed the ways Americans at the time thought about emancipation and the political powers of weaker countries, however this cultural encounter lead America down the pathway to …show more content…
First of all, many slave owners were now in fear that their slaves would hear of this revolution and decide to revolt against them. Some of the plantation owners’ fears were recognized when in the 1800s slave revolts in the Richmond Area and in Denmark Vesey began happening. However, the US tried to ignore all the news about the revolution as well as the new colony of Haiti, until they lost this battle in 1862 when the Civil war finally ended.
America’s views on the revolution changed vastly depending on who was the president and who the political powers were at the time. George Washington wanted to help out Haiti’s military by supplying them with weapons and training. Under Jefferson’s presidency, the US refused to recognize Haiti as a new nation and set up a trade embargo. This negative view was highly common with the Southern colonies, but up North they had a more positive view of the Haitian

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