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The nation report

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

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