In the year 1789, during the eve of the French upheaval, St. Domingue was known and observed as the world's most affluent protectorate (sheriff 6). It was a vital fraction of the fiscal life of the epoch, the supreme colony in the earth, the delight of France, and the spite of all other imperialist state (sheriff 7). This fact empowered St. Domingue to an extent that it had powers to stress out certain laws to be followed (sheriff 7).
Saint Domingue led to the enforcement of several laws when French closed the Mississippi river for the American traffic (sheriff 8). This violated the Paris treaty of 1783 and the threat of becoming French citizen by the Americans was ended by the purchase of Louisiana (sheriff 9). These scenarios led to a slave revolt and several laws were enacted due to the saint Domingue event (sheriff 10). In 1794 and 1800, the federal regime passed an anti-slave trade edict so as to thwart the feasible stretch of the Haitian slave mutiny to the U.S (sheriff 10). The first outlawed citizens from equipping ships betrothed in slave trade business, whereas the second banned Americans from helping on board of such ships or from gaining any attention in their expedition (sheriff 11). Several other laws were empowered too (sheriff 11). These laws made it harder for the slaveholder to achieve more slaves (sheriff 12). The laws were diminishing slave trade slower and slower and so the slaveholders lacked the replacement of death or sick slaves (sheriff 13). The number of slaves significantly reduced. The laws also led to the enactment of other laws that fought for the slaves rights (sheriff 14).
The slave’s holders in the united had to abide to these laws because of the threat that was there before about the slave revolt (sheriff 15).
Sheriff, Carol. A people and a Nation. London: Cengage Learning, 2011. Print.