Causes And Effects Of The Haitian Revolution And The Industrial Revolution

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The Haitian Revolution, Nationalism, and the Industrial Revolution
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There were many causes and effects of the Haitian Revolution. One of the main causes was that most of Haiti’s citizens were enslaved Africans. Most of these slaves worked in harsh conditions on a sugar plantation where the death rate was high. The Haitian slaves were subjected to dehumanization and severe violence. (Acrobatiq, 2017)
The Haitian Revolution began as a branch of the French Revolution. The beginning of the Haitian Revolution was started by the Bourgeoisie-or petit blancs and gens de couleur- who were advocating for political rights and equality from the grand blancs or aristocrats after the Estate General in 1789 France. The French National Assembly granted political rights to the gens de couleur or people of color, which in turn made the grand blancs and white middle class oppose the decision, which convinced the free mixed people and Africans to rebel. The torturous murder of a free man of color, Vincent Oge in 1791, caused the National Assembly to grant rights to a little group of free people of color which was met by opposition from whites. (Acrobatiq, 2017)
There were many effects of the Haitian Revolution. Slaves of the French colonies were declared free by the National Convention in 1791, and men were declared equal by law. Under the new Republic, slave owners wanted compensation for their financial burden of losing slaves. This Revolution ended the plantation complex as it was in the early modern world. The Haitians were able to form the black republic and get out from underneath France’s control. After the Haitian Revolution, many nations were slave-free and investors considered imperialism rather than slaves in hope of getting control of foreign markets and laborers. The freedom that the Haitians won made slave-owners in the United States worried about losing control of their slaves. (Acrobatiq, 2017)
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Nationalism is a political ideology, where the people within a nation are loyal and devoted to that nation. This can mean that the residents share a common language, religion, culture, and possibly ethnic and racial backgrounds. Nationalism demanded a love for the nation and loyalty that surpassed the love and
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