Latin America Wars of Independence vs Haitian Revolution

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Comparing the Latin American Wars of Independence and the Haitian Revolution The Haitian Revolution took place in 1791 through 1804. Six years later the Latin American Wars of independence began in the year of 1810. The wars ended in 1825. Both revolutions played an extremely important role in history for the fight for freedom. While the Haitian Revolution and Latin American Wars for Independence were different in the act of slave revolts and leadership of the revolutions, they were similar because both revolutions concluded in the abolition of slavery, and founding of a new state. Slave revolts were a major contributor in the Haitian Revolution whereas the Latin American Wars of Independence had citizens freeing the slaves. The rebellion of slaves that began the Haitian Revolution commenced in April of 1791. In 1810 enlightened thinking spurred the desire for economic reform to spread throughout Latin America. Citizens fought for the basic human rights for the slaves. The slave revolt in Haiti spread when news had reached the slaves that they were free. Shortly after the slave revolt the Latin American Wars for Independence occurred to continue freeing slaves. The differences exists between the revolutions because the slave revolts started the revolution, but enlightened thinking inspired the Latin American Wars for Independence. Even though the Haitian Revolution was built of slaves fighting for their own rights while the Latin American Wars for Independence were citizens fighting for slave rights, both revolutions helped gain freedom for the slaves. The Haitian Revolution was led by slaves due to the slave revolts whereas the Latin American Wars for Independence were led by a large group of individuals who choose to fight for the independence of others making the leadership one of the main difference between these revolutions. Leaders of the Haitian
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