Haitian Revolution DBQ In the time period between 1750 and 1914, the world was changing as more and more people began realizing the need for improved political and social organization. They were revolutionists, who sought to revolt against the current government and impose new laws and rights for all the citizens of society. The Haitian Revolution had a global impact on its society, economy, and legacy. The revolution affected Haiti politically, because Haiti’s declaration of independence and equality influenced other nations, economically because the use of slaves became less profitable, and by driving out the French, the slaves began the development of their independent society. The Haitian Revolution was sparked because of cruelty pushed upon the people in Haiti and the French revolutionary influence.
Southern states believed that their way of life was being infringed, meaning that slavery was an important institution for their mainly agricultural based economy. The infringement of their way of life was what really caused the succession of the Confederate states and the Civil War. It has been said that the Civil War is the second American Revolution. In many ways, this statement is accurate. The American Revolution was fought because colonists felt the tyrannical government of Great Britain was abusing their authority, and directly affecting their way of life and happiness.
Significance: Slavery brought Africans to America, challenged this country to look at all men as equals and made us leaders in the world for civil rights of mankind. Cause: The ability for ships to sail to America and the greed of slave ship captains made slavery in a new frontier, America, inevitable. Effect: The widespread supply and demand for slavery caused civil unrest within Africa and turned many groups against one another. Eventually these groups became part of the slave trade and provided slaves from their own tribes. Significance: This vicious cycle caused economic and political unrest, ultimately weakening Africa’s economic, political and social stability.
Hearing of these rights, along with the rumors that they'd been freed by the king, began talk of their true freedom from slavery. Document 3, spoken by Jean-Marie d'Augy, who was strongly for slavery, says that the slaves in Haiti, were no good for anything else then to provide the labor of farming sugar and coffee, the two main products given to the French. An additional document that would provide a better look into the origins of the Haitian Revolution would be a slave's testament to the harsh labor they underwent daily. The process of the revolution was even worse than the origins. They changed the world's outlook of the Haitian people.
This involved whipping the field niggers when they weren’t working fast enough, whipping the runaway slaves and running errands for the white overseers and the master. This segregation would of course cause antagonism on the plantation between the different sects. However the sect that it affected the most was the head
Despite the fact that slavery allowed white aristocrats to maintain power while fattening their wallets the thought of the enslavement of another human being caused Enlightened France to fight over their freedom of these people, even though it would hurt the economy, social, and political order of France. If slavery ended in Europe during this period, the economy would have no doubt been damaged in these nations. According to a report made by Antonie Barnave to the National Assembly’s Committee on the Colonies, he thought that if slaves received freedom then there would have been economic shock. Barnave even thought that slaves should eventually have freedom, but he also thought at the same time if the National Assembly were to give them that now then France would no doubt be hurt economically. This document is not biased, but Barnave’s point of view.
It has its roots found in slavery however, where owned property (slaves) were forced to address their retainer by whatever title he appointed. This oppressive way of life of course led to mass rebellions and even militaristic unrest from every great military regime from China to Germany. When the Marine Corps got hold of it however, it was first used on ships for functionality. Seamen would typically resort to a simple “Aye, Aye” when the captain was shouting out commands, to avoid confusion as well as increase productivity in their mission....which was usually fighting another ship so in essence, they did this only to save their lives as it was necessary. Once again however, the new Marine Corps teaches us “Yes, No and Aye” sir, as our means of communication and that if we address a higher-up without saying his/her rank at least once per sentence, that we are being disrespectful.
At best, these populations were considered human but to a lesser degree than Western populations, and therefore deserving of colonization and enslavement. At the worst, these populations were thought of more as animals than humans, incapable of being a part of civilized society, and only good for labor benefitting whites. The idea of a slave revolt orchestrated by the slaves themselves was, therefore, impossible to imagine. Even more unimaginable was the radicalism of the Haitian Revolution. The events of August 1791 were a clear statement by the slave population about the institution of slavery on Saint Domingue, and were unprecedented in the world at the time.
HistorySlavery was an institution that victimized as well as other cultures due to being in a controlled environment. Every suffered in their own way due to racial prejudice and fear of growing numbers. Masters which were also called Slave "owners" believed that treating another human being of another color like an animal was right. The children of the slave owners were being victimized as well due to following what their parent’s doings were right in treating another human being in such a manner. Slavery was so victimized that it still affects the society to the extent that black people blame the whites , and white people still agree that black people need to be slaves.
2011) amongst Blacks, who were meant to be enslaved. They claimed that emancipation created a dangerous class of people that were a threat to White jobs and interest, relentless criminals, and a form of extremism against white authority (Hine et al. 2011). Whites in the South cracked down on revolts that led to public trials, executions, imprisonment, and fines for those