Presentation on theme: "Nat Turner Justin Shulman. Nat’s Childhood Nat was born October 2, 1800 in Southampton County Virginia. Nat was born in a slave family. He was owned."— Presentation transcript:
Nat Turner Justin Shulman
Nat’s Childhood Nat was born October 2, 1800 in Southampton County Virginia. Nat was born in a slave family. He was owned by a plantation owner by the name of Benjamin Turner. Nat’s childhood was spent learning about how much his grandmother and mother hated slavery, because they where brought over from Africa. They also taught him deep religious beliefs that he cared very much for. Nat’s masters son taught him to read at a young age. He started to believe that god had chosen him to bring his people out of slavery.
Nat’s Adulthood In his young adulthood years, he was sold to a poorer family, and then again to a family in Southampton, to a crafter named Joseph Travis. When he became an adult, he started to be a preacher among the adult slaves.
Turner and Freedom Turner started to think that he was part of religious fantasies, omens, signs, and visions. Turner wanted freedom more then anything else, but as he thought when he was younger, he was meant to save his people.
Start of the Rebellion In February 1831 there was a solar eclipse and that convinced Nat that God sent him a sign to start an rebellion.
Rebellion Begins April 21 st in 1831 Nat gathered 7 other slaves and killed his master. His master among about 50 other slaves where killed.
The Rebellion Continues Nat thought that a lot of slaves would join the rebellion but only 75 slaves joined. They where defeated and in retaliation about 100 slaves where killed by white owners to show they where boss. Over 3,000 militia members where brought to deal with the revolution. They where quickly defeated.
Death Penalty Nat went into hiding but was quickly found after 6 weeks. He was then sent to prison to be held before he was later hung and then skinned on November 11 th because of the rebellion the state of Virginia executed a total of 55 black slaves, and the state reimbursed the slave-owners for all the money they lost from the executed slaves.
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