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What were new englanders building that caused cotton farming to grow?
Textile mills
Why were people able to grow cotton so easily in the south?
Soiland climate was ideal
What problem did the farmers face with the cotto that they were growing?
It was slow to clean the seeds out
The machine could do the work of about how many people?
50
If a planter planted cotton year after year what would happen to the land?
the soil wore out
after the war of 1812 what did planters do to solve the problem of soil wearing out?
moved west
As plantations spread across the south what happened to cotton production?
it increased rapidly
about how many bales of cotton were produced in each of the following years?
1790 and 1850
1790 - 6,000

1850 2,000,000.
As the cotton kingdom spread what also spread at the same time?
slavery
The richest people in the south were called?
cottonacracy
What was a planter?
who owned 20 slaves
How many planters were there living in the south in 1860?
50,000.
Since many planters were wealthy and influential they became?
political leaders
what did the planters do in order to run the day-by-day affairs on a plantation?
hired overseers to manage work of the slaves
Most southern whites were not planter they were?
small farmers
How would you describe these plain folk?
they owed the land they farmed on? They owned 1 or 2 slaves
who was at the bottom of the social ladder?
poor whites
What two kinds of slaves were there?
enslaved and free
the enslaved african americans had no____
rights at all
free slaves were free but there was ________against them.
harsh discrimination
Liz two ways that most of the free African AMericans got their freedom:
They bought their freedom

they were freed during the american revolution
What part of the population was made up of enslaved African Americans?
1/3
What did most of these people work as?
s
What are some of the skills that African American slaves might have:
CARPENTER AND LOCKSMITH
LIST FOUR THINGS THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN SLAVES WERE NOT ALLOWED TO DO:
WERE NOT ALLOWED TO LEARN TO READ OR WRITE

WOULD NOT LEAVE THEIR OWNERS LORDS

THEY COULD NOT OWN GUNS

THEY COULD NOT LEARN TO READ AND WRITE
wHY COULDN'T A SLAVED BRICHAGES AGAINST AN OWNER THAT ABUSED HIM?
bECAUSE THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO TESTIFY IN COURT
KwHO MADE UP AN EXTENDED FAMILY?
GRANDPARENTS, AUNTS, UNCLES AND COUSINS
THE ONE THING THAT GAVE SLAVES HOP AND FAITH
FAMILY
NAME THE MAN THAT PLANNED A REVOLT IN 1833 BUT WAS BETRAYED BECOFR IT BEGAN?
DENMARK VESEY
NAME THE PREACHER THAT LED A REVOLT IN WHICH 57 WHITES WERE KILLED?
NATT TURNER
WHAT HAPENED TO NAT TURNER?
HE WAS KILLED
wHY DID A SLAVE REVOLT HAVE LITTLE CHANCE FOR SUCCESS?
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