Toussaint Louverture: Surprise Attack
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  • History → Carribbean History → The Haitian Revolution
Toussaint Louverture leads a surprise attack on a French dispatchment that attempts to surround his Haitian stronghold and quell his rebellion. This clip appropriately illustrates the brutality that is characteristic of the revolution.

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  1. Why does the general not bombard the powder as is suggested to him?
  2. Why is Louverture unpredictable?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify reasons for European exploration and colonization of North America
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    compare the causes, characteristics, and consequences of the American and French revolutions, emphas...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the impact of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Napoleonic Wars on Europe and Latin America
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    trace the influence of the American and French revolutions on Latin America, including the role of S...

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