Slave Codes in the South: Definition & Examples


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Why would the District of Columbia have specific laws regarding free blacks?

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1. Revolts in which country scared many white Southerners?

2. What invention helped to keep slavery alive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of slave codes in the American South. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify and define examples of slave codes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on the following:

  • Laws in the District of Columbia regarding slaves
  • Revolts that worried many white Southerners
  • Invention that kept slavery in place
  • Rights of slaves

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the slave codes involved
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about slave codes

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson Slave Codes in the South: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define plantations and their purpose
  • Identify the Certificate of Freedom
  • Understand the impact of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793