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    Kayla Gildore Mrs. Hollowell APUSH 3 8 December 2016 Ch 16 essential questions Questions Notes Cotton-based society and economy The South was a cotton-based society. Many plantations were located in the South and cotton was their most common cash crop. This cash crop made their society also a cotton-based economy. Because of this cash crop, cotton, slave labor increased to pick cotton and have it separated by the cotton gin. The South’s economy relied on cash crops, especially cotton. Life of an average white farmer The life of an average white farmer was to maintain the wheat fields and take care of the livestock such as pigs. Most white farmers lived in the West and were known as pioneers. The average white farmer owned slaves. Black life in the North and South In the North, slavery was considered illegal. Most African Americans in the North were free. In the South, life for African…

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    Southern states had a tense interaction. The catalyst behind this tension was the topic of slavery. By looking at a map showing the expansion of emancipation in the country, it is obvious that the Northern states have been getting rid of slavery since the 1700s, either by state constitution or by state law. In contrast, slavery had been a part of Southern economy and life. The incorporation of slavery into everyday life and it profitable results allowed for normalization of the institution to…

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    abolitionists, exposing women to success and society to the power of women. From the…

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    The antebellum period saw several reform movements take place. There were movements for temperance, public school reform, abolition of slavery, women’s rights and dealing with poverty, crime and the mentally ill. The various reform movements that took place during this time achieved varying levels of success. The temperance movement initially began with a goal to reduce the alcohol consumption of Americans. This changed when Lyman Beecher condemned any use of alcohol at all. Evangelical…

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    this period also saw the emergence of decidedly anti-democratic nativist policies designed to oppress recently naturalized citizens. The pressure for social reform began as a response to perceived degradations in American society. Increased burden was placed on large cities during the late 1820s as large influxes of immigrants poured into the United States, creating the usual problems of urbanization: overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, disease, and general…

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    Douglass, An American Slave”, written by Frederick Douglass, the narrator experiences prejudice and racism towards him because of the color of his skin. Likewise, in the autobiography titled Dreams Of My Father, by Barack Obama, the author describes his early life growing up and how he dealt with the discrimination that he was faced with throughout his life. In both of these stories, the two writers opposed the inequality against them simply based on their skin color. Although both of the books…

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    Throughout history there were many heinous situations involving slavery that changed many perspectives on human rights. As the horrors of slavery were exhibited to citizens, many were petrified and some courageous, outspoken people fought to eliminate it. Frederick Douglass, a renowned freed slave became a prevalent abolitionist leader during the 19th century. In his lifetime, he became an influential persuasive public speaker and writer by publishing pieces that conveyed a distinct hatred and…

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    How Slavery Was Undermined by a United Vision Mr. Auld once said, “If you give a nigger an inch they will take an Ell. A nigger should know nothing but to obey his master—to do as he is told to do.” Slaves were strictly prohibited from learning or reading books because of the fear of them becoming “unmanageable” or becoming unfit to be a slave. Would you take the risk of reading if being caught meant being killed or brutally beaten? In other words, would you rebel for the pleasure of reading?…

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    In Hill’s “Critical Essay: Mr. Douglass’s Fifth of July.”, he explores the historical importance of Frederick Douglass’s “4th of July” speech. Before we can go into how the speech was examined, however, it would be best to look at the actual speech. Like the title says, this speech was not given on the Fourth of July, which fell on a Sunday that year, since it was a custom of that era prohibited secular events on the Sabbath. The speech was organized the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society…

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    with her research. Almost immediately, Massachusetts signed a law to develop mental hospitals for the public sector. Dix was able to achieve her objectives, because she got the mentally ill out of the prison environment and into the hospital setting where they belonged. Women’s rights movement, probably one of the most organized and well executed movements in history, if the not the most. There are actually three waves of the women’s rights movement, but we will start with first wave, which…

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