Francois Duvalier
by Drew Smith

1) Profile of your leader

Francois Duvalier, also known as "Papa Doc" ruled Haiti for 14 years. His rule was based on a purge military. When he was in power, he was responsible for the murder of 30,000 haitians and the disappearance of many more. He has a very new constitution adapted specific for him and his wants and needs. He has a very solid social class that was very dedicated to him, the black socialist platform. He was a very brutal and disliked leader of Haiti.

2)Audio/Visual/Artistic Element

This video is a great example of how disliked Papa Doc was. During his funeral, the only people upset were his family members. Everyone in the city where his funeral was held were dancing and laughing and cheering. When he went by in the car on the streets everyone was smiling and getting excited. People in Haiti were celebrating his death. This just shows the true evil within his ruling style.

3) Creative Piece

Haiti's leader Papa Doc

Always creating terror and shock

Never wanting to sit down or talk

If its not his way, you'll get knocked

Hard as a rock, you'll sheerly flock or you'll be fed to the crocks.

4) Essential Question

If so many Haitians despised Papa Doc, why was he able to be in power for so long?

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