Presentation on theme: "HERO, VILLAIN OR CRAZED MAD MAN YOU DECIDE… Nat Turner."— Presentation transcript:
HERO, VILLAIN OR CRAZED MAD MAN YOU DECIDE… Nat Turner
Nat Turner…or Chuck Norris???
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
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
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