Subject: History of Haiti
Subject: History of Haiti ...I DID NOT KNOW THAT!
The more things change, the more things are the same,
In the 1700’s what is now Haiti was called the “Jewel of the
Caribbean,” and supplied about 40% of the world’s sugar.
In 1791 the government of France passed legislation to phase out
slavery in its Caribbean colonies and grant the former Negro slaves
citizenship. Rather than becoming citizens, Haiti’s Negro
population mass murdered all whites and Mulattoes who could not flee
the Island in time. In 1804 only full blooded Negros remained and
Haiti became the first Negro ruled nation.
The Haitian revolution dominated America’s debate over slavery.
While both the north and the south agreed that slavery should be
ended, southerners and a large percentage of northerners universally
opposed having a large population of freed slaves living in their
midst. The Haitian “Revolution” was fresh in every one’s mind.
Flash forward to 1915. The “Jewel of the Caribbean” is now a
desolate cesspool, that is exporting almost no sugar. The United
States decides to “take up the white man’s burden” and send
the US Marine Corps to rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure and feed
it’s starving population.
The United States gave huge amounts of money to Haiti and over-saw
the building of 1,000 miles of road, telephone lines, modernized its
port, and helped Haiti to start exporting sugar once again. The US
also put an end to the thousands of bandits along Haiti’s border
with the Dominican Republic. The US left in 1934 at the request of
the then stabilized and very ungrateful Haitian government.
Haiti immediately sank straight back into total desolation strife.
In 1973 the United State once again began playing a huge role in
Haiti, giving the Island huge sums of money in handouts each year.
In 1994 the Clinton administration once again sent the US military
to Haiti to rebuild the Island’s infrastructure.
In 1995 the Peace Corps went to Haiti in large numbers to train the
Haitians in job skills. The US government spent almost one Billion
Dollars providing food and job training to the Haitians between '95
So when Obama says that Haiti has our full, unwavering, support,
they have already had our full support since 1915.
Subject: History of Haiti
2/23/2010 11:33:00 AM
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