Nat Turner's Influence On The Civil War

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“As the black spot passed over the sun, so shall the Blacks pass over the Earth”, Nat Turner declares. Nat Turner’s slave rebellion is popular for enforcing freedom by force. Turner’s revolt transpired in Southampton, Virginia during August 1831. He claimed to have been divinely chosen to lead a band of black slaves through a rebellion. Unfortunately, after Turner and fifty-six other slaves who participated in the rebellion were executed (“Nat Turner”), white southerners feared what people of color were capable of doing, and toughened laws o make sure revolts like Turner’s weren't likely to happen again. But even though, Nat Turner influenced the Civil War in 1861. Nat Turner is the most influential and most controversial slave rebel/abolitionist …show more content…
This revolt easily caused fear into pro-slavery Americans, and because of that, it was decided to resolved by making tougher laws against slaves. “Fifty-six blacks accused of participating in Nat Turner's rebellion were executed, and more than 200 others were beaten by angry mobs or white militias.” - (“Nat Turner”) . Later in November 11, 1831, was the execution on Nat Turner and several other slaves who took part were killed. Ever since Turner was killed, it was believed that this revolt sparked he famous Civil War, that ended slavery for good. It turned out that his revolt caused tension between the northern and southern United States. “These tensions continued to intensify over the following decades before finally culminating into the eventual Civil War” claimed graduate student, Larry Slawson. So there were many things that this revolt did to affect for the worst, but influenced the end of slavery. “...his action set off a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and stiffened pro slavery, anti abolitionist convictions that persisted in that region until the American Civil War (1861–65)” - (“Nat

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