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  1. 1. Haiti and TheDominican Republic Created by Mr. Raponi
  2. 2. Haiti and the One Island, DominicanTwo Countries Republic share an island named _____________ with the west 1/3 of the island belonging to _____________ and the eastern 2/3 belonging to the ______________
  3. 3. Haiti won its independencefrom ______________ in1804.During most of the 1900s,_______________ ruledHaiti.In 1990, Haitian voterselected Jean Bertrand Aristideas a Democratic president.Aristide’s supporters praisedhim as “the firstdemocratically elected leaderof Haiti” and a friend of the
  4. 4. Haiti’s 27,750Land of Haiti square miles makes Haiti a little bit smaller than the state of ______________. At 174 miles long, the _______________ River is the longest in the country and is used for irrigation.
  5. 5. Power struggles and civilEconomy of war has left Haiti’s Haiti economy in ruins. Haiti’s people are generally poor and live in ________________ areas. Coffee, the cash crop, is shipped through ___________________, the capital.
  6. 6. The word barbecue comes from the SpanishMmmmm, BBQ! translation of the native Haitian word barbacoa. It seems that the Spaniards, who arrived just a few years after Columbus landed in North America in 1492, found the Haitian natives roasting animal meat over a raised metal framework. A fire was built underneath, and the flames and smoke would rise and envelop the animal meat, giving it flavor.
  7. 7. There are overPeople of Haiti ______________ people that live in Haiti. The major language of the country are French and ______________, which is a mixture of French and English.
  8. 8. 2010 On January 12, 2010, at 4:53 pm local time. HaitiEarthquake was struck by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake, the countrys most severe earthquake in over 200 years. The epicenter of the quake was just outside the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. On February 10th the Haitian government gave a confirmed death toll of 230,000. Widespread damage resulted from the quake. The capital city was devastated.
  9. 9. More Haiti will need to be completelyEarthquake rebuilt from the ground up, according to a journalist, as "even in good times, Haiti is an economic wreck.” As many as one million Haitians were left homeless.
  10. 10. The DominicanDominican Republic’s 48,730 Republic square miles makes it twice the size of _______________ The D.R. gained its independence from Haiti in _______________.
  11. 11. Lies in the middle of theLand of the ______________________ D.R. and is subject to severe storms from June to October. The D.R. has the highest mountain in the entire Caribbean, ______________________ at 10,417 feet. The longest river in the Caribbean is also located here, the __________________.
  12. 12. Economy of As in most Caribbean island nations, the D.R. __________________ plays a major role in the economy. Farmers produce sugar, coffee, cocoa, bananas and rice. Miners produce nickel, silver and gold.
  13. 13. Sugar Farming, Not An Easy Job
  14. 14. People Of the __________ million people living in the Dominican Republic, about ¼ of the population lives in the capital city, _____________________. _______________ is the main language and 95% of the population is Roman Catholic. One of the Major activities within the D.R. is baseball, it is the national game.