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Title: The Denmark Vesey Insurrection


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The Denmark VeseyInsurrection
  • Insurrection the action of rising in revolt,
    rebellion, or resistance against civil authority

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Denmark Vesey
  • Slave who won the lottery and bought his freedom
  • Planned a secret slave rebellion in Charleston
  • Rebellion was discovered and never occurred
  • Vesey and his conspirators were captured and hung

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History Frame
  • Title or Event
  • Denmark Vesey Insurrection
  • Problem or Goal
  • To rebel against the white slave owners and gain
    freedom
  • Key Participants
  • Denmark Vesey- slaves, and informants
  • Where/When?
  • Charleston
  • 1822

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History Frame
  • Key Episodes or Events
  • Using church meetings, Vesey planned a
    well-organized rebellion in the city of
    Charleston.
  • Slaves were the majority of the population

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History Frame
  • Resolution or Outcome
  • Plan failed because too many people found out.
  • Vesey was betrayed by an informer.
  • Themes/Lessons Learned
  • Slave owners passed slave codes to limit blacks
    their freedoms in the state.
  • Illegal to read or write, dont let slaves in the
    city, teaching the Bible must be supervised.

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The Vesey PlotA major threat to the Souths
slavery system.
  1. What did the 1820 census tell about the
    population in South Carolina?
  2. What were black codes? Give two examples.
  3. Describe Denmark Vesey.
  4. Describe Veseys plan. How many slaves agreed to
    participate?
  5. How did the white population find out? When did
    they find out?
  6. What happened to the leaders of the Vesey plot?
    What happened to Vesey?
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