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12.1 Plantation South. 12.1 The Cotton Kingdom. Eli Whitney invented the use of interchangeable parts, what was the other invention that revolutionized the cotton industry? How did it work? How did cotton affect the social and economic life of the South ?. Slave Labor.

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12 1 plantation south

12.1 Plantation South


12 1 the cotton kingdom

12.1 The Cotton Kingdom

  • Eli Whitney invented the use of interchangeable parts, what was the other invention that revolutionized the cotton industry? How did it work?

  • How did cotton affect the social and economic life of the South?


Slave labor

Slave Labor

  • About how many southern farmers did not own slaves?

  • Who benefitted from cotton production in the North.

  • What do you notice about the graph on page 271.

  • Why did most southern white people support slavery though many didn’t own slaves? What did they grow?


Defending slavery

Defending Slavery

  • How did supporters of slavery compare slavery to factory workers in the North?


African americans in the south

African Americans in the South

  • About what percentage of slaves were free and what was one way they could obtain their freedom?

  • Although free, free southern black could not do what?

    Life Under Slavery

  • What were slave codes?

  • What were some of the jobs of slaves and their punishments?

  • What were spirituals?


Resistance to slavery

Resistance to Slavery

  • What were some of the ways slaves resisted slavery?

  • Who was Nat Turner and what did he do?


Essential questions

Essential Questions

  • Why did Americans take different paths (North, South, and West) in the early 1800’s?

  • How did the new technology of the Industrial Revolution change the way Americans lived? (pg. 258-261)

  • How did urbanization, technology, and social change affect the North? (pg. 264-269)

  • What obstacles did blacks face in the North? (pg. 269)

  • How were northern textile mills and Southern cotton plantations linked? What key invention deepened this connection? (pg. 270)

  • How was life different for plantations slaves, city slaves and free blacks in the South? (pg. 272-274)

  • What were some of the ways enslaved people resisted slavery? (pg. 274)


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