Factors Responsible for the Outbreak of the Haitian Revolution
Factors that were responsible for the outbreak of the Haitian revolution
Class division was a major factor, which contributed to the outbreak of the Haitian Revolution. In St Domingue, there was segregation among the different …show more content…
In addition to this, in May 1791, the National Assembly in Paris passed a decree, which stated that persons born of free parents, regardless of power should have equal rights. Nevertheless, the National Assembly in Haiti said that their assembly must ratified the laws, therefore they ignored the decree. The mulattoes disliked this because, most of their mothers were slave women, consequently only 400 mulattoes benefited from such a decree. This caused them to rebel a second time. This time the blacks were included and they were under the leadership of Boukman. Unfortunately, the revolt was unsuccessful because the whites allowed the mulattoes into the assembly because they were not strong in numbers. However, they disqualified them later from the assembly and the mulattoes revolted again to terminate the whites.
Finally, the inadequate living conditions and the ill treatment of slaves was a major facet for the outbreak of the Haitian Revolution. There were approximately 450,000 slaves on the plantations, as a result there was inadequate housing and medical facilities for all the slaves. Therefore, the appalling and atrocious conditions that they were living