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1 HERO, VILLAIN OR CRAZED MAD MAN YOU DECIDE… Nat Turner

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3 The Wanderer

4 The Prophet

5 The Avenger

6 The Crusader

7 The Murderer

8 Nat Turner…or Chuck Norris???

9 Slave Rebellions Haitian Revolution ( ) Saint Domingue  The “revolutionary” spirit Gabriel Prosser (1800) VA New Orleans Slave Revolt (1811)  500 slaves  Swift & harsh judgment Denmark Vessey (1822) Charleston, SC Nat Turner  Southampton County Massacre, VA  Aug 21, 1831  55 whites murdered  200+ slaves killed in response

10 Results from Slave Rebellions After Nat Turner discussion of abolishing slavery in VA…instead… Harsh slave codes  Written passes to leave plantations  Illegal to hold meetings w/o supervision  Could not have access to weapons  Could not marry  Children were property  Task system ends  Purchasing freedom virtually impossible  Harsh and lasting punishments  Whipping, branding, shackling, beating, hobbling, mutilation, death

11 Lincoln/Douglas Debate This is the “great debate” over the Senate seat in Illinois. Which political party do they represent? Look up the different point of views of each as they prepared for the debate for Senate.  New western territory—slave or free  The existence of slavery—immediate abolition, gradual, none at all?  What is their p.o.v. towards “popular sovereignty?”  Other issues: “House Divided”, “Freeport Doctrine”, Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Dred Scot decision, Kansas-Nebraska Act


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