Dictatorships in Hispaniola: Duvalier in Haiti & Trujillo in the Dominican Republic

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What island holds the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic?

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1. What family regime ruled over Haiti from the 1950s to the 1980s?

2. What was the name of Duvalier's private forces used to intimidate and control?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many factors that contributed to the modern dictatorships in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the historical events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Geographic location of Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Ruling Haitian regime from the 1950s to the 1980s
  • Haitian forces used for intimidation and control
  • The Dominican Republic's political state during the 1930s
  • Characteristics of the dictatorship in the Dominican Republic from the 1930s to the 1960s

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dictators and family regimes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about major events and figures in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, view the accompanying lesson titled Dictatorships in Hispaniola: Duvalier in Haiti & Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify major figures and family regimes related to the dictatorships in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Detail the modern political history of Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • List events that led to Haiti's and the Dominican Republic's dictatorships
  • Explain how powers eventually shifted from dictatorships in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic
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