Haitian Revolution

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The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was a conflict in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, leading to the end of slavery and Haiti as the first modern republic ruled by Africans. The main leaders were former slaves Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines. The Haitian Revolution led to the second nation in the Americas (after the United States) formed from a European colony.