1) Explain the significance of the Haitian Revolution. Describe the following: a. The events which brought about the Revolution b. Who were the leaders? What were their achievements? (The teacher wants us to involve Henry Christolphe in our answer). c. Why todays’ historians believe that Toussaint L’Ouverture is the greatest hero in the story of the Caribbean? d. What are the contributions of the Haitian Revolution in the world and it’s impact in the Caribbean? (The teacher wants us to involve the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the abolition of slave trade in 1807 by England, abolition of the slave trade by the USA in 1808, abolition of the slave trade by European nations in 1815, and the abolition of slavery in Central and South America by Alexander Petion in 1816 in our answer to this part of the question).
2) Analyze the emancipation movement from slavery in the Spanish, French and Dutch colonies by describing the following: a. The Spanish American War of 1898 and it’s results in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic b. Analyze the Platt Amendment, US relations with Cuba including the recent events and happenings in the island.
3) Explain the Emancipation Act of 1833 and it’s significance in the British colonies. What are the results? How did the British colonies achieve independence?
4) Give your opinion on the current issues of the Caribbean. Example: US relations with Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the economics, tourism and cultural trends of the Caribbean.