World History 1802

About the history of the world in 1802, Napoleon reestablishes slave labor and is named Consul for life.



Napoleon reestablished slave labor (abolished in 1794) in Haiti to complete his plans for the Western Hemisphere. His brother-in-law, Charles Victor Leclerc, and 25,000 troops were sent to unseat Toussaint L'Ouverture, who retaliated with a scorched-earth campaign. After arranging peace terms with the French, Toussaint was betrayed by treachery into French hands and died miserably in a dungeon in the Jura Alps a year later. Leclerc lost 24,000 men to disease and blacks determined not to be enslaved.

Aug. 2 The French voted-overwhelmingly to accept Napoleon as the First Consul for life, with the right to designate a successor.

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