Presentation on theme: "History of Haiti A Timelin e By Jimmie Ratton 1492Mid-1500169717911802 1804 Christopher Columbus claimed the island of Hispaniola for Spain. The Indians."— Presentation transcript:
1492Mid-1500169717911802 1804 Christopher Columbus claimed the island of Hispaniola for Spain. The Indians had all died out from disease. France Gained control of the western third of Hispaniola. Toussaint L’ Ouverture,A Solider and former slave, Led a long and bloody revolt to free the slaves from the fence. The French sent troops to restore order against the revolt. Jean-Jacques Dessalines a Former Slave he declared independence from France.
1844Early-19001915193419571964 The Country was later reunited under Jean- Pierre Boyer,Who ruled until his death in 1844. The country was disorganiz ed and went bankrupt. France and Germany threatened to send troops to protect their investments. The U.S Military stayed in Haiti until 1934. Francois Duvalier was elected president and ruled with Violence to enforce his rules. A new constitution made Duvalier president in Haiti for life.
1971 1986 1987 1988 19001991 Several unsuccessful attempts were made to overthrow Duvalier before he died in 1971. The long Rule of Duvalier's ended in 1986,when, After widespread protest, Jean- Claude Duvalier and his family fled the country. A new Constitution was approved in 1987,But Elections for the presidency had to be canceled, Following bloody street riots. New Elections were held, in which Leslie Manigat was declared winner. Aristide,t oo,Was ousted by the army. Jean- Bertrand Aristide, A catholic priest, Was elected president
1994 1995 1999 2000 20042006 The Threat of the U.S invasion forced the Military to back down. Aristide, aided by u.s troops, was restored in office. After almost two years of political deadlock, Preval Formed a new government by decree. 2008 Elections were finally held. February 29,2004 Aristide was resigned claiming the United States had forced him out. Tropical Storm Hanna and Hurricane Gustav hit Haiti in September 1, 2008. Former president Preval was re-elected to lead the country.
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