Separatist Constitution of Haiti

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Date: 2014
Publisher: Gale, a Cengage Company
Document Type: Constitution
Length: 70 words
Content Level: (Level 2)

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Toussaint L'Ouverture, born a slave and leader of Haiti's revolution and independence, sent this constitution to Napoleon Bonaparte, declaring the French colony of Saint-Domingue an independent country that was later named Haiti. The constitution freed all men, abolished slavery, and proclaimed Roman Catholicism the state religion. Napoleon sent 20,000 troops to fight the separatist uprising, which was ultimately unsuccessful, although L'Ouverture was captured and sent to France, where he died.

Separatist Constitution of Haiti

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Gale Document Number: GALE|HWSTGK755711474