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Who were native-born Americans who distrusted immigrants?
nativists
Who smuggled enslaved people from the West Indies?
slave traders
Who invented the Cotton Gin?
Eli Whitney
What was the site of Nat Turner's rebellion in 1831?
Virgina
What was the largest Southern city in 1850?
New Orleans
What were Southern farmers and Ranchers called?
yeomanry
Who built the Flying Cloud?
Donald McKay
Who helped to invent the Cotton Gin?
Catherine Greene
Who bought his freedom with money from a street lottery?
Denmark Vesey
Who was the inventor of the telegraph?
Samuel F.B. Morse
Between 1790 and 1860, the cost of enslaved persons
rose sharply
Life in the South moved at what kind of pace?
leisurely
The demand for cotton by the North and Great Britain was increased as a result of the
Industrial Revolution
Horticulture was taught to Americans by immigrants from...
Germany
In the North much unskilled labor was provided by...
immigrants
Many factory owners in the North hired women because women worked...
for less money
By the mid-1800s work in factories had become...
dangerous
In the 1850s labor unions reemerged mostly among...
skilled workers
Between 1840 and 1860, the number if immigrants who entered the US was about...
4.2 million
Irish American Terence Powderly was involved in...
labor unions
Describe the 5 teirs of the Southern class structure.
1. planters: wealthy plantation owners who led Southern society.
2. yeomanry: owners of small farms.
3. poor whites: they lived in the mountains or pine woods. They enjoyed rights that Aferican Americans could not.
4. free African Americans: those who bought their freedom. They lived by a number of rules and many rights were denied to them.
5. enslaved African Americans: worked on plantations and were denied basic human rights.