A Summary Of Nat Turner's Revolt

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The most famous, and maybe then the most known, slave rebellion, was Nat Turner’s Revolt. During this, over 60 whites were killed. The rebellion ended in a few days, but Nat Turner lived on for two months after. It ended at Belmont Plantation on August 23rd, 1831. The result was horrible, with over 120 slaves and free slaves being executed. They also formed militias to prevent slave uprising. Across the south, state legislatures passed a new law, prohibiting education of slaves and free black people, restricting rights of assembly and other civil rights for free black people, and requiring white ministers to be present at all worship services. The following spring, the Virginia General Assembly assembled to discuss the future of slavery.…show more content…
The first rebellion was on September 9th, 1739 and was called The Stono Rebellion. It was the largest slave uprising in the British Colonies, with 25 whites and 35 to 50 black people ending up dead. The uprising was led by Native Americans who were likely from the Central African Kingdom of Kongo, because some of them spoke portuguese. Their leader, Jemmy, was a literate slave. Jemmy recruited nearly 60 slaves and killed some whites. They were defeated by the South Carolina militia, and a group escaped. They went 30 miles before they, once again, fought the militia. Most were executed, but some were sold back into slavery.
After this, the South Carolina legislatures passed the Negro Act of 1740. This act prohibited slave assembly, education, and movement. It also put a 10 year moratorium on importing African slaves, because they were considered more rebellious. A moratorium is a temporary ban or restriction to something. They also established penalties against slave owners harsh treatment of slaves. This meant that slave masters would get punished for excessively overworking or brutally punishing their slaves. The 1811 German Coast
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It was led by Denmark Vesey, who was a literate and skilled carpenter. He bought his freedom by winning the lottery at 32 years. He had a business and a family, which he couldn't afford to get out a slavery. In 1822, Vesey was alleged to be ringleader of a revolt. He and his followers planned to kill some slaveholders, free the slaves, and then sail away. A militia arrested him and his followers before they could do anything. Not one white was hurt. Vesey and five slaves were among the first group to be judged guilty. 30 slaves were executed and his son was also executed, being judged guilty of conspiracy. There was a law passed, the Seaman’s Act of 1822, which stated free blacks on ships that docked in Charleston to be imprisoned in the city jail during the time their boat was in port. After Nat Turner’s Revolt, The Underground Railroad was established. Now I’m sure I don’t have to explain the Underground Railroad to you,because you already know about it. Now, then. The Creole Case, though not really a rebellion, was considered the most successful slave rebellion ever. In the fall of 1841, the brig Creole was transporting 135 slaves, then dropped them off… Long story short, they had 160 slaves. Madison Washington was among the slaves being shipped. Her and 18 other slaves overpowered the crew and injured the captain. They recommended either going to Liberia, a free colony in the west, or the British West
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