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Slave Revolts Hannah DalSoglio and Carson Shaw. History of Slave Revolts ● 200 plots and actual uprisings before the Civil War ● New York uprising - 1712.

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1 Slave Revolts Hannah DalSoglio and Carson Shaw

2 History of Slave Revolts ● 200 plots and actual uprisings before the Civil War ● New York uprising - 1712 o Triggered more uprisings that were quickly squashed by punishment of slave owners ● Cato’s Conspiracy - 1739

3 Gabriel’s Rebellion ● Blacksmith ● French, Quakers, and Methodists ● August 30, 1800 ● Rebellion Failed ● Members were Executed ● South o Passed laws to prevent slaves to be literate ● North o Scrutiny on South o Push for Liberty

4 Denmark Vesey’s Conspiracy ● May 1822 - Charleston ● Vesey, a free black man, lead the conspiracy ● Following trial, Vesey and 35 others were hanged ● Caused more restrictive laws ● Vesey became a symbol and inspiration for abolitionists

5 Nat Turner’s Revolt ● One of the Largest Revolts ● Spiritual Leader ● August 22, 1831 ● Met by White Militia ● South o Tighten Slave Laws ● North o Virginia o Wanted Liberty for Slaves

6 Effect on the Civil War ● Both positive and negative effects o Rebellions inspired more revolts and other slaves to run away from their masters o Resulted in harsher laws about returning runaways, limiting slaves leaving their masters, and not allowing slaves to be taught to read or write ● However more rebellion sparked more unrest leading up to the war

7 Works Cited ● "Court Proceedings and Testimony regarding the Denmark Vesey Rebellion Trial, 1822." TeachingUSHistory.org. Teaching American History in South Carolina Project, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014. ● (Primary Source) “Court Proceedings and Testimony Regarding the Vesey Rebellion,” June 1822-August 1822, 1-2. General Assembly. Governors' messages. S 165009. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina. ● Gale, Thomson. "Denmark Vesey (1767-1822)." The Christian Broadcasting Network. The Gale Group, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014. ● History.com Staff. "Slave Rebellions." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 04 Sept. 2014.

8 Works Cited ● Holloway, Sarah. "Causes of the Civil War." HL History of the Americas. Renaissance High School. Renaissance High School, Meridian. 2 Sept. 2014. Lecture. ● United States. National Park Service. "Slave Rebellions." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 06 Sept. 2011. Web. 07 Sept. 2014. ● "9.1 Nat Turner's Rebellion." Nat Turner's Rebellion. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014. ● "Gabriel's Conspiracy." Gabriel's Conspiracy. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014. ● "Gabriel's Rebellion: Another View of Virginia in 1800." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.


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