Napoleon Bonaparte And
The Liberation of Haiti
Haiti was colonized by France in the 1700's.They grew sugar, tobacco, cocoa and cotton which they sent to France. They used slaves to work on the plantations that grow all the products.
Because of the French Revolution, all men were considered equals. Several ex-slaves and other Haitian leaders declared Haiti as a Republic. Napoleon tricked the leader to come to France and then imprisoned him.
England invaded Haiti in 1793. Napoleon promised the Haitians help if they got rid of the English and then he made Haiti have slavery again, so that if the Haitians did get rid of the English, Napoleon would abolish slavery.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s Journal
Entry 1, 1798
I am going to tell the Haitians that I will free them, but I really don’t want them to not trade with us. So I will send this message to them:
“Remember, brave Negroes that France alone recognizes your liberty and equal rights.”
Entry 2, 1801
Now that the English have been expelled from Haiti by Toussaint, I am worried about what they are going to do now that he conquered the whole Island. I’m afraid that they will not send us goods that we need so badly. I am going to send them an expedition of 2,000 warships and 25,000 to capture Toussaint because he is dangerous.
Good choice of topics Luke. You did a good job reflecting the voice of Napoleon, but could use some more in your journal writing. You also forgot to include the source of your information.
The Italians want the Austrians out of Italy, I will promise them that I will rid their precious Italy of Austrians and promise them gold, peace, and happiness, but unknown to them I will take over once the Austrians are gone.
My army will move into Northern Italy and capture Lodi, Eastigliogne and Arcole.
Now that the Austrians are gone, I will pillage the towns and villages for myself and my soldiers. Our coffers will flourish this day!
All the treasures in Rome and Florence are fantastic. I will seize the best treasures for myself and leave the rest to my soldiers. They will take what they will and that should serve them well as payment for their services. I won’t even need to spend a dime ( or whatever kind of money they used back then) …
Very succinct Liam. Given how narcissistic Napoleon was, it is likely that he would have been more self-congratulatory and elaborate in his descriptions of his victories. Where did you get your information?
August 10th 1798
In order to draw England into a fight I had invaded Egypt in July.
The whole idea was a terrible mistake, my plan was to remain at the side of the harbor and surprise the Royal Navy. However, when Horatio Nelson and his famous fleet entered the harbour our ships were caught away from the shore. This allowed British ships to surround us and open fire. Which they did with amazing effect, our ships were not expecting this at all, and could hardly return fire.
Nevertheless the fighting continued for three days one of which my flagship the Orient, exploded due to an ammunition failure. On August the third the two remaining French ships were defeated one surrendering and the second purposely set on fire. In total only four out of our seventeen ships escaped, the rest destroyed or captured.
The Battle of the Nile was one of my worst defeats, and after the Siege of Acre I was left with no choice but to desert my army and return home to assist with the War of the Second Coalition which I will highlight in another entry. Much to my surprise I received a hero’s welcome upon my return. Even after my failed Egyptian campaign. I am very weary now and it is getting late.
Until next time,
Comparison between Napoleon Bonaparte and Julius Caesar
Napoleon Bonaparte and Julius Caesar were both some of the most famous and influential figures of their times. Though Napoleon was a minor noble from French Corsica, he was not wealthy in his youth. Caesar however was a member of a patrician family and quite wealthy.
Despite differences in their upbringings, the two men went on to accomplish amazingly similar feats. Both had conquered most of the Mediterranean World, including their own home countries by the end of their respective rules. Both were brilliant military generals and ambitious political figures.
While Napoleon gained temporary popularity, later ruling with an iron fist, Caesar was near-universally popular until his death. Both men would acquire wealth, fame and the loyalty of their soldiers. Napoleon treated his soldiers like equals. If a man was part of the Grand Armee, he was an equal to all other soldiers. Caesar instead granted all soldiers access to free land.
The two dictators created new codes of law, Napoleon increasing human rights for all but women and slaves through the Civil Code. Caesar granted soldiers free land and gave free grain to the workers who made up most of the Roman Empire. Caesar also granted Roman citizenship to all non-Roman inhabitants of the Empire.
Both men became so popular and so powerful that their ruling governments began to fear them. For Caesar this eventually led to his assassination by the Senate. For Napoleon this, coupled with his defeats led to exile.
Fantastic comparison Gerd. Napoleon would have been pleased to be compared with Julius Caesar. Great work, just missing your sources.
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napoleon bonaparte and hitler
both napoleon and hitler worked very hard to get where they ended up both of them were trying to claim as much land for there country. Both were very great leaders
even though hitler and napoleon in there time may have been hated by more people then loved. They both had amazing and strategical minds. Napoleon was born into a
rich and prestiges family and that was partly the reason of his succes with that in mind im not saying that napoleon worked any less harder then any other general
or leader. While hitler was born into a family of six he and his father constantly fought. Then when his little brother died he was only a cold bitter person.
hitler enrolled in many schools but only did well when he wanted to. hitler was a decorated world war 1 veteran and after the war was a inteligence officer.
After seeing both of there backrounds and how they came to be where they were if say that they both worked very hard. Napoleon was more for his country while
Hitler seemed more like a vendetta against all jews then to claim more land.
Interesting comparison. Both definitely held control over Europe and were brutal leaders. I think it's fair to say that while Napoleon certainly wasn't a good person, his name is certainly not mentioned with the same venom as Hitler's. Good work, just missing your sources.
August 8, 1815
This last June, I lead my men into battle against the English in Waterloo. When we arrived at the battle field the ground was muddy and damp from the previous rain fall. This made it hard for my men and their horses to walk, so I waited until noon, when the ground had partially dried, before ordering my men to form ranks and attack. My troops were doing well until the Prussians came to reinforce the English troops. The Prussians broke through the right flank and every thing went downhill from there. I started out with seventy-two thousand men and of them, twenty-eight thousand were killed or wounded, eight thousand were captured, and fifteen thousand were missing. Having lost so many men, I surrendered myself to the English and they exiled me to a small island named Saint Helena. We have just arrived and I am now writing this journal entry. After I left King Louis XVIII reclaimed the French throne.
I have not been feeling well as of late. I get horrible stomach aches and can not stand for long periods of time. This may be my very last entry.
Former Emperor of France,
Really well written Vanessa! Super detail and accuracy. Only thing missing is where you got your information from.
Napoleon and the liberation of Haiti
Haiti was colonized by France 1700’s, they grew sugar, tobacco, cocoa and cotton which they sent to France. They used slaves to work on the plantations that grew all these products. England invaded Haiti in 1793. Napoleon promised the Haitians help if they get rid of the English, if they did get rid of it he would abolish slavery.
Because of the French revolution all men were equal several ex slaves and other Haitian leaders declared Haiti a republic. Napoleon tricked the leader to come to France and then imprisoned him, and the leader died in prison. Because napoleon didn’t need the allies in west indies he past laws at home to support slavery.
Entry 1, 1798: I am going to tell the Haitians that I will free them, but I really don’t want them to not trade with us. So I will send this message to them:
“Remember brave Negros, that France alone recognizes your liberty and equal rights”
Entry 2, 1801: now that the English have been expelled from Haiti by Toussaint I am worried about what they’re going to do now that conquered the whole island, I am afraid that there not going to sell goods that we need so badly. I am going to send them an expedition of 20 warships and 25,000 men to capture Toussaint because he is dangerous
(This is exactly the same as Luke's entry.)
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