Haiti Essay

949 WordsNov 9, 20124 Pages
Haitian Culture Culture, is seen within many different nationalities. Within each culture shows how one group of people lives according to their culture. The society displays their many beliefs, as well as any values that can build up the self, with knowledge of that background. The cultures may usually have a different language than the others. If language was not invented or used at all, those within the groups wouldn’t be able to receive the language and culture from past generations from the lack of communication. Culture is adapted and becomes a norm for those with the same race or nationality. The Haitian culture is one that interests me because it is a part of my family background. I was born and raised in this culture and therefore will be passed on to later generations. Haiti is located in the Caribbean Islands, between Cuba and Puerto Rico. It is found in the eastern half because it shares its island with the country of Dominican Republic in the western half. Haiti is country that is known mostly for their mountains with a population of approximately 9,719,932 people. Independence Haiti is the 2nd independent state in the Western Hemisphere and 1st free black republic in the world. In Haiti there was a fight for freedom, and equality. Haiti proclaimed its independence on January 1, 1804. Toussaint L’Ouverture a Haitian slave helped the Haitians gain their independence. The war between Napoleon’s army and Toussaint L’Ouverture’s army shows the causes and effects of the Haiti independence. Napoleon placed Toussaint L’Ouverture in jail after making a peace treaty with him. He soon died in jail of apoplexy, pneumonia, and starvation. Napoleon realized he wouldn’t be able to balance the wars he had going on in Europe he relinquished his holdings in the New World and sold his possession of the western North American continent to the United

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