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1

When did the Haitian revolution occur?

1791

2

Who led the Haitian revolution?

Toussanit L’Ouverture

3

How violent was the Haitian revolution? Give examples

1000 plantations burned, 12,000 people killed (2000 of European decent)

4

Why did the Haitian revolting strengthen the pro-slavery lobby in Britain?

Because the pro-slavery lobby argued that spaces should be treated harshly and that they didn’t deserve freedom

5

How did the British governing body in the Caribbean react to the Haitian revolution? Give 2 points

The colonial assembly in Jamaica resolved to abandon the use of metal collars for shackling slaves whilst also strengthening the militia/armed forces

6

Give 3 ways that slaves were punished or treated violently

Branding, shackling and the dove wheel

7

What were the slave codes in the Caribbean?

Rules set out by the governing bodies of the Caribbean islands about how to treat or control slaves

8

What is a colonial assembly?

A formal gathering of official representatives of the British crone in each colonial possession

9

Where in the British Caribbean did a slave revolt occur in 1790?

British Virgin Islands

10

How many times did wilberforce introduce a bill to ban the slave trade?

15 times between 1791-1807

11

What did the french colonies abolish in 1794?

Slavery

12

How many slaves were burned alive on the Caribbean island of Antigua in 1736?

77

13

What happens as a result of the ‘baptist war’ or emancipation rebellion (1831-32) on the island of Jamaica?

200 slaves killed in battle and the execution of 344 more

14

Who was Tacky?

A slave who led a rebellion in Jamaica in 1760

15

Which parliamentary leader died in 1806?

William Pitt

16

Who became pm in 1806?

William Grenville

17

Why did the re-establishment of Alavert in 1802 in the french empire galvanise the British a it slavery campaign?

Because Britain is at war with the french during this time and any opposition to the french was popular

18

Who withdrew his support from wilberforces campaign in parliament as a result of the Haitian revolution?

William Pitt

19

Why were slaves rebellions often treated very harshly ?

To put off future rebellions

20

What were some of the harshest punishments reserved for dealing with slabs rebellions? Give 2 examples

Breaking on the slave wheel and mutilation

21

When was the first documented slave rebellion in the Caribbean?

On the french island of Haiti in 1522

22

Why did the french revolutionary government of 1789 abolish slavery?

Publication of the rights of man and slavery was contrary the the new ideas of the French Revolution

23

Who were the Maroons?

Runaway slaves on the island of Jamaica who successfully ran away from their masters and formed independent communities

24

Where did the Maroons live?

In the mountains of Jamaica

25

How did the British government treat the Maroons?

A deal was made between the British government and the Maroons which allowed them to live in peace in exchange for an agreement that they would defend Jamaica from invasion