World History Class January 13, 2009Presentation Transcript
January 13, 2009 Soldiers in Iraq can supper more than physical injuries. They can and do suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Recently the Pentagon decided against awarding medals for post traumatic stress disorder. What do you think? Are medals only for physical injuries?
The Purple Heart
Awarded to members of the military wounded in combat
World War II: 964,409
Persian Gulf: 590
Afghanistan: 2,743 (as of 8/21/2008)
Iraq: 33,923 (as of 8/21/2008)
What question would you ask Toussaint Louverture if you could?
I know you don’t know who he is, but by the end of the day you will.
Located in the Caribbean
Originally colonized by the French
Site of sugar plantations
Site of the largest successful slave rebellion in history
Sugar is grown on plantations. It is very profitable, but it was the deadliest form of plantation slavery there was.
The French Revolution
The revolution loosened French rule.
Free Africans on Haiti expected the Declaration of the Rights of Man would apply to them.
When the French refused, free Africans revolted.
1791 - The Slaves join the fight
No one expected the slaves to fight
The French tried to put down the rebellion
In 1794 the Declaration of the Rights of Man was applied to Free Africans, but slavery remained
Self educated former slave
Re – conquered Haiti for the French
Ruled Haiti for a few years
Ended slavery in Haiti and also freed slaves in nearby Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Slavery ended during his rule
Issued a constitution for Haiti
Was persuaded to join with the French in 1802
Louverture was betrayed and imprisoned by the French
He died in prison in 1802
Haiti Wins Independence
Jean Jacques Dessalines was the next leader of the Haitians
The Haitians were helped by the British blockade of the French
Dessalines beats the French on November 18, 1803
The French quit
The Haitian Republic
On January 1, 1804 Haiti is declared a republic
The Second republic in the western world
The largest successful slave rebellion ever
Questions p. 675 Skillbuilder p, 674.
Create a miniposter about the Haitian revolution.
Write a letter proposing honoring Toussaint Louverture on a stamp.