By: Jayla Thomas


Toussaint L'Ouverture was a former slave in Haiti, he was freed in 1777 one day he decided that he wanted his country to be an independent country. In 1791 Toussaint began his military career as a leader. then Toussaint lead a black army of his own. Later in the years the king of French told Toussaint and his crew that Toussaint would be the general and his army would become free slaves if he helped them fight against the Spanish. In 1795 Toussaint's army helped French defeat the Spanish . Six months later Toussaint became general, but later the French came back to take Haiti back from Toussaint. Toussaint army fought French and lost .The French arrested Toussaint and sent him to prison in France later Toussaint died and French took back control over Haiti. Soon that became the end of Toussaint L' Ouverture.


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