How a slave revolt in Haiti doubled the size of the United States

I used to love “The West Wing” not just for its entertainment value but because I learned things. To some extent, the same is true with the current political series “Madam Secretary”.

It was thanks to a episode recently screened in the UK (we are behind the US) that I learned how the United States was doubled in size thanks to the Louisiana Purchase which in turn was prompted by a slave rebellion in Haiti.

You can read the explanation here.


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