U.S. Occupation of Haiti

Several years of political turmoil culminated in the lynching of Haiti’s president. He was lynched by a crowd of people. This led way to the United States occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934.

The intention was reestablishing public policy. Despite the fact that the Americans built roads, hospitals, and telephone systems, the occupation was also traumatic for the Haitian people. The population was reminded of their colonial oppression, because the white foreigners suppressed their traditional religious practices, obligated the Haitians to forced labor, and humiliated them by their lack of respect for darker skinned people.

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