Yet other salves had no intentioon of being passive so they were violent. Some slaves tried to set a fire, but they
were stopped and usually hanged. Some tried to poison their master's food. In 1800, Gabriel Prosser, a black preacher
and blacksmith who had been freed, was planning an uprising. He was betrayed by a slave and was hanged with 35 other
slaves. In 1822, another free slave, a carpenter, planned to lead a rebellion on the anniversary of the French Revolution.
He was also betrayed by a slave and was executed with 35 other black men. Nat Turner led the most violent rebellion.
He planned to lead a uprising in Southampton, Virginia. 57 white people were killed, which put the white southerners in panic.
After some weeks, Turner was captured and executed. This caused millions of white southerners to support slavery more.
Nat Turner's Violent Uprising