The Haitian Revolution was not based on politics, it was based more on the social aspects of society. Each ethnic group represented on the island had different reasonings for their part of the revolution. However, the white society had a common interest. The Ways of the World described the white society as being very persistent in opposing freedom to the slaves of Haiti (The Ways of the World, pg. 709).
“Slavery In The Dominican Republic and How It Affected the Natives Racial Identity” By definition the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Hispaniola Island that is shared with Haiti to the West. The Dominican Republic today is a major tourist destination and has become a major source of sugar, coffee, and other exports. But the Dominican Republic had to suffer a lot in order to prevail the way they did, undergoing being enslaved by the Spaniards while on the other side of the island the Haitians were enslaved by the french hence the obvious difference in languages and cultures. The main difference is that the Dominican Republic lost their racial identity and until the present day are unaware of their true racial identity. Slavery affects every country and person differently but in the Dominican Republic, slavery took away the nation’s identity.
Saint Domingue was one of the richest colonies of the Americas during the late eighteenth century. Its extravagance resulted from their large production of highly demanded coffee, cotton, and sugar, which heavily depended on strict slave regime. Slaves, many whom were African born, made up the vast majority of the population and suffered poor working and living conditions. The anger of slaves caused the Haitian Revolution, which would lead to Haiti freeing itself from its oppressor and becoming an independent republic in the Caribbean. The Haitian Revolution created a profound effect not only the former French colony, but also acted as a leader for reformation around the world.
The Haitian Revolution which occurred in 1791 came about due to the unrest among the people in the country including the poor whites and mulattoes. It started in one part of the country and spread throughout. One important factor of this revolution was Toussaint L’Ouverture. Different sources credit many reasons for the revolution but one consistent factor is the treatment of the enslaved and them wanting their freedom. Even before the revolution Haiti was considered as the French colony of St. Domingue which was the most productive colonial economy in the world.
The Most Successful Revolution From the beginning of the island Saint Domingue, France was doomed to losing this money making island. Overworking the Haitian people for the want to dominate the economic market lead to the fall of Saint Domingue and the rise of Haiti. The long fight for independence lasted from 1791 to 1804 and was led by a man named Toussaint Louverture. He is vital to the Haitian revolution, due to him bringing unity to the Haitian people, and emancipating all slaves (Haitian Revolution... History). This extremely successful revolution brought inspiration to many other Latin American Revolutions.
However, the Haitian Revolution was the most revolutionary out of all three of them. The Haitian Revolution started in 1791 and lasted until early 1800s. While the American Revolution had to deal with external opponents, and the French Revolution had to deal with external opponents, the Haitian Revolution had to deal with both. This led to them having more conflicts to fight. In addition, although they all had constitutions, the Haitian Revolution worked to abolish slavery.
In our history there have been many wars, revolutions, and consequences to all of these things, such as lives lost or land being destroyed but it was all worth it when they succeeded and got what they wanted, freedom. Many countries go through revolutions because they might have been under rule from another person and or country and wanted their independence. A revolution is when people overthrow a social order or even a government and are in favor of a new system or government. The American Revolution and Haitian Revolution had some similarities and some differences and this is what my argument will be about, comparing and contrasting both revolutions. Both countries, The United States and Haiti, were both fed up with some things and decided to take it into their own hands and revolt.
During the 19th century, the use of Africans as slaves of the landowners was very common. These faced a long life, a lot of physical and emotional abuse and many times, the only way I had to free myself was the dance. African culture was used as a form of rebellion and relaxation, without leaving behind its cultural characteristics. The dance has always served for many reasons, whether cultural, power or as a form of rebellion and this time was not the exception. In the United States, the slave trade was very common.
In the country of Haiti there are two groups of people the haves and the have not's. The need of the élite and the need of the masses are two completely different needs. In order for the elites who are running the country to meet their need, they allow the international country, mainly the US to exploit Haiti, in order for them to fulfil their own interest. The dependency theory has manifested itself in Haiti in four different ways, "foreign ownership of the Key resource, the mode of operation of multinational corporations, the parlous state of domestic agriculture, the austere lending policies of The IMF World Bank group" (pg. 51 Dependency and socialism in the modern Caribbean).
Much has changed in the world, we live in a time where rapid change is not abnormal—it is consistent in our daily lives. The United States of America is an example, within the last couple of centuries the United States went through change after change; during both the eighteenth and nineteenth century, slavery was common among American citizens, which ironically the majority of American citizens were Caucasian. During this time, slaves were Africans and by having a different skin color than whites, Africans were categorized as a lesser being; by being categorized as a lesser race, Africans were not given the same rights in comparison to American citizens of the time—which were Caucasians. However, after years of being discriminated, Africans and other minority groups began to unite in hopes that one day they can end discrimination and become American citizens. In addition to racial discrimination, there was a gender gap between male and females; similar to African, females began to demand the same rights and responsibilities men had.
It is unrealistic because not all people can afford health care, for example the Lacks family because “Henrietta’s family can’t even go see a doctor because they can’t afford it” (Skloot, 2010, p. 180). The quality of health care all depends on what kind of insurance people have and if they have the money to afford it. Also, there are still limitations to treat or cure certain diseases that people have, such as HIV, diabetes, and more, so quality health for all is impossible today. However, many scientists and researchers are working on it to cure those diseases and medical progress has come far compared to the
Before the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980, people with mental health illnesses were confined to public psychiatric hospitals where they were neglected and poorly medicated. Patients’ needs were unmet due to the lack of knowledge and prevention services which led to a number of deaths of the mentally ill. Due to the lack of services, hospitals were not equipped with early detection or prevention programs that would have reduced the number of hospitalized patients. Before the federal government partnered with the state 's, funding was limiting which led to the government overlooking the individual needs of each community or state. Another problem that needed revision was aftercare. Due to small budgets, aftercare was nonexistent and patients