The South Carolina, which caused slaves to revolt

The Stono Rebellion was the biggest rebellion made by enslaved people. The Stono Rebellion was organized by 20 slaves in South Carolina. In 1739, the Stono Rebellion created conflict between the slaves and the Elites in South Carolina, which caused slaves to revolt for not being free; thus, they killed many Elites and other people, resulting in the passing of the new and improved Slave Codes by the Government. Life before the Stono Rebellion was very calm. Wealthy Plantation owners who owned slaves would live in South Carolina since the climate was just right for the crops. Slave owners would own multiple slaves to help them on the Plantation. Cotton was thriving on the market at the time. The uprising was very important at the time due to the fact that the slaves were realising that they were most of the population. Slaves were a crucial part of the economy during his time. There were multiple causes for the rebellion. First, slaves were tired of being treated badly. They would work from sunrise to sunset on the plantation. Their living conditions were bad. They would live in little houses cramped with about ten people. Second, they wanted to be free. At the time, Spanish Florida was a place where slaves could go to become free. So some took their chances and risked their lives to become free. The Stono Rebellion took place on September 9th, 1739, in South Carolina. Approximately 20 slaves killed 2 storekeepers and were able to get weapons and ammo. They were marching towards Spanish Florida for freedom. On the way they would convince more slaves to come with them. Then someone from the army saw them and warned slaveholders. The next day militiamen were lined up, they confronted them and 23 whites, and 47 slaves were killed. The Stono Rebellion led to many impacts as soon as it happened. The government created new slave codes to ensure that they wouldn’t escape. The Negro Act of 1740 prohibited slaves from doing anything. They couldn’t grow their own food, learn to read, move freely, or earn money.  Slaves were now being watched more thoroughly to ensure they don’t escape. There were also long term impacts. People now remember it as a way slaves fought for their freedom. Relatives passed down stories from slaves and shared them. Slaves were affected by the slave codes that the government had placed. After the rebellion slave owners were scared of another rebellion so they put restrictions on slaves. The Stono Rebellion was an uprising caused by slaves that were fighting for their freedom. Slaves were being traded to the U.S. from the International Slave trade. They were brought to work on plantations in horrible conditions. The Elites and the slaves were creating conflict before the Stono Rebellion which led to an uprising where slaves were killing elites which led to stronger slave codes. These were made to ensure that slaves wouldn’t escape.