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Nat Turner and John Brown

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Causes of the Civil War Nat Turner's Rebellion He started by killing his
master's family. They stole
weapons and money. Then they
proceeded to march through Southampton, Virginia killing every white person they encountered. ...A few nights after, two Negroes having started to go hunting with the same dog, and passed that way, the dog came again to the place, and having just gone out to walk about, discovered me and barked; on which, thinking myself discovered, I spoke to them to beg concealment. On making myself known, they fled from me. Knowing then they would betray me, I immediately left my hiding-place, and was pursued almost incessantly, until I was taken, a fortnight afterwards, by Mr. Benjamin Phipps, in a little hole I bad dug out with my sword, for the purpose of concealment, under the top of a fallen tree. Turner's Confession The South was less than thrilled about this situation. Several acts of legislation were passed that tightened slave codes. Reaction Reaction John Brown was a radical abolitionist. He led 21 men on a raid through Harpers Ferry, Virginia to arm slaves with weapons. John Brown's Raid Background The South saw this as a grave threat to the states stability, peace, and they saw this as a physical threat on their security by the abolitionist movement as a whole.
Some Northerners did not agree with John Brown's actions during his raid, but believed he was right in his conviction that slavery had to end. Also the raid was funded by abolitionist, known as the Secrect Six or the Committee of Six
North and South Reaction Nat Turner's Revolt and John Brown's Raid Nat Turner led the bloodiest slave revolt in American history. Almost sixty white people died at the hands of Turner and his troupe of black slaves. Everyone was on their toes. It changed from the black slaves massacring whites to whites massacring blacks. Both free blacks and slaves were killed by unprovoked whites. Virginia considered abolishing slavery for fear of further uprisings. Every slave state strengthened their slave codes after Turner's rebellion. Things were not turning out well for the slaves. The North could have used this rebellion to support their idea of abolitionism. John Brown spent his entire life fighting for the freedom of slaves. He funded the publication of the "Call to Rebellion" speech and participated in the Underground Railroad. He also met with Fredrick Douglass. On October 16, 1859, he, along with 21 others, raided the arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The raid was ultimately unsuccessful, and Brown was hanged on December 2, 1859. alike were both called in to quell the Local militia and federal troops rebellion. Some slaves were killed, others, like Turner, evaded capture. Turner was able to hide out in a cave for close to six weeks. Turner was eventually captured by Benjamin Phipps. He was hanged on November 11, 1831, almost two months after the rebellion started. Works Cited Dishman, Corinne. "Nat Turner's Rebellion." Michael Gagnon Homepage. UGA, n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://mgagnon.myweb.uga.edu/student

"John Brown." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p15

"Nat Turner's Confession." Voyager. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://voyager.dvc.edu/~mpowell/afam/Turner.htm>.
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Streissguth, Thomas. Slavery. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Print.

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