Nat Turner Rebellion

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“And about this time I had a vision — and I saw white spirits and black spirits engaged in battle, and the sun was darkened – the thunder rolled in the Heavens, and blood flowed in streams – and I heard a voice saying, “Such is your luck, such you are called to see, and let it come rough or smooth, you must surely bear it." said Nat Turner when asked about his historic act of defiance which completely changed the south. Nathaniel “Nat” Turner was a slave born on October 2, 1800, who was known abroad for his mass killing spree in the “white south”. He believed that god chose him to avenge the sins of slavery. No other time has there been a widespread revolt of this caliber that struck slave owners with such fear and despair as this one. Their…show more content…
He began quietly gathering other slaves, meeting secretly. On August 22, 1831 he finally launched his rebellion, moving home to home killing every white person they saw. This rampage goes on for about 2 ½ days until the militia is called into to adhere the violence. Word quickly spreads about the uprising going on with the slaves, and within a week the rebellion is ended. Nat Turner immediately goes into hiding and mobs of white people seized the innocent black slaves because of what Nathaniel did. Turner immediately hid away, but was eventually found on October 30, 1831, and executed on November 11, 1831, his co-conspirators also met the same fate. His irrational decisions brought ill fate onto innocent african americans and contributed to the start of the Civil War. His failed attempt to abolish slavery was seen as justification to start a war by the South, and furthermore split up the states. Slaves were then prohibited from receiving education, and removing the few civil rights slaves AND free blacks had. Then, to furthermore another event like this happening, the right to assemble was completely removed for african americans. Nat Turner’s decision to begin this rebellion forever changed the relationship between slave master, and slave. A slave accused of any crime in court was unquestionably put in jail, with the slave’s side of the story completely dismissed. Whites denied marriage between
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