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  •  Supported the Haitian revolution? (0+ / 0-)

    Gave lip service to it, at most, and ran away screaming once it became clear that "THOSE people" were now going to be in control.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 02:50:06 PM PDT

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    •  No, not really (0+ / 0-)

      What happened was that we changed administrations and parties, and thus policies. The mostly anti-slavery and pro-British Federalists supported the revolution. The mostly pro-slavery and pro-French Jeffersonians did not.

      Ironically, it was the Haitian rebels who made the lopsided US win in the Battle of New Orleans, which made Jackson a national hero, possible, by weakening the French forces. Were the Jeffersonians grateful? No.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 04:28:57 PM PDT

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