ERIC Number: EJ702236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
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Crisis in Haiti: Two Hundred Years after Slaves Rose up against France, Armed Rebels Oust Haiti's Elected Leader
Social Education, v68 n2 p148 Mar 2004
Haitians had expected 2004 to be a year of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of independence from France following the only successful slave revolt of its time. Instead political violence exploded early in the year and armed gunmen took over cities demanding President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resign. Just as the rebels prepared to move in on the capital, the international community, led by the United States and France, increased pressure on Aristide, saying he was not able to effectively run the country. Aristide resigned and left Haiti on February 29, 2004. This article contains a brief history of Haiti; a timeline of events; and general facts about the country. A timeline from 1791 through 2004 is included. Facts about Haiti and a list of useful web sites conclude the article.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Presidents, Modern History, Authoritarianism, Unemployment, Slavery, Political Power, Police, Violence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Haiti