Slaves initiated the rebellion in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. The Haitian Revolution, however, was much more complex, consisting of several revolutions going on simultaneously.
Just so, what are the causes and effects of the Haitian Revolution?
The Haitian Revolution was the result of a long struggle on the part of the slaves in the French colony of St. Domingue, but was also propelled by the free Mulattoes who had long faced the trials of being denoted as semi-citizens.
How did the United States react to the Haitian revolution?
The Haitian Revolution created the second independent country in the Americas after the United States became independent in 1783. Prior to and after U.S. independence, American merchants enjoyed a healthy trade with St. Domingue. The French Revolution had a great impact on the colony.