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    The nation report The nation report Presentation Transcript

    • The Nation Report Hannah Houze
    • Geography
      • Haiti is on the western third of the island of Hispaniola
      • West of the Dominican Republic, Haiti is between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean
      • The climate is tropical, and by the mountains, semiarid
    • Geography
      • Haiti lies in the middle of a hurricane belt and is subject to severe storms from June to October
      • Periodic flooding and droughts also occur in Haiti
      • Haiti is very mountainous and has fertile valleys in between the mountains
      • The mountains and valleys dispersed throughout the country cause extreme areas of contrasting elevation throughout the country
    • People
      • Discovered by Christopher Columbus, Haiti was originally claimed for Spain
      • The Treaty of Ryswick splits territories to French controlled and Spanish controlled
      • The French had over 500,000 slaves in Haiti
      • The slaves revolted and overtook the French in 1803
    • People
      • In 1989, the population of Haiti was 6.1 million
      • In this time period, the majority of Haitians were young
      • In Haiti, the social structure roughly consists of upper class, middle class, peasants, and urban lower class
    • Culture
      • The Haitian Compas is a dance and musical genre that originated in Haiti
      • In Haitian art, food and lush landscapes are favorite subjects
      • Kanaval or carnival, is a Haitian festival celebrating an escape from daily life
    • Culture
      • A “World Heritage Site” in Haiti are the Palace of Sans Souci and the Citadel
      • The religion in Haiti is predominantly Roman Catholic
      • Vodou is also widely practiced, and even some Christians participate in rituals
    • History
      • December 5 1492, Columbus discovers Haiti
      • 1697, Treaty of Ryswick and Haiti becomes Saint Domingue
      • 1791 slaves rebel against the French who treated the slaves very poorly
      • May of 1802, slavery is reintroduced to Haiti and rebellions and massacres ensue
    • History
      • 1804 the North and South have a civil war: Petion vs. Christophe
      • In 1820 Christophe commits suicide, and the civil war ends
      • 1915, Americans invade Haiti. They leave in 1934, and Haiti prospers
    • Sources
      • 1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Haiti
      • 2) http://www.travelinghaiti.com/history.asp
      • 3) http://motherearthtravel.com/haiti/population. htm
      • 4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Haiti
      • 5) http://www.language-works.com/Haiti/history.htm