Slave Revolts In The Western Americas

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In the mid 1600's, the colonies began to pass laws called slave codes which were intended to control the daily lives of slaves. These codes prohibited slaves from owning weapons, getting an education, meeting with other blacks without their owner's permission, and testifying against any white person in court. Slaves also received harsher punishments for many crimes than white people who committed the same crime. In my opinion, these codes were unnecessary considering the number of revolts that occurred in the Western Hemisphere. It all began in 1705, when the Virginia General Assembly made a declaration that would seal the fate of African Americans for generations to come. If any slave resisted his master, the slave

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