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Plantations and Slavery Spread. The invention of the Cotton Gin and the demand for cotton caused slavery to spread in the South. Key Vocabulary Cotton Gin Spirituals. Key People Eli Whitney Nat Turner. Key Vocabulary and Key People. The Fabric of our lives.

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plantations and slavery spread

Plantations and Slavery Spread

The invention of the Cotton Gin and the demand for cotton caused slavery to spread in the South

key vocabulary and key people
Key Vocabulary

Cotton Gin


Key People

Eli Whitney

Nat Turner

Key Vocabulary and Key People
the fabric of our lives
The Fabric of our lives
  • As the need for cotton grew cotton production remained slow with one slave cleaning one pound of cotton a day
  • Eli Whitney Invented the Cotton Gin to increase cotton production to 50 pounds of cotton per worker per day
cotton boom
Cotton Boom

Four Effects of the Cotton Gin:

  • Cotton Farming moved Westward into Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas
  • Cotton Production increased due to demand
  • Native Americans were driven off southern lands
  • Slavery Increased and Eastern slaves we sold to the south and west
the have s and have not s
The Have’s and have Not’s
  • The Demand for Cotton grew ten times in ten years from $22 million to $200 Million
  • With the demand for cotton the price of a slave increased as well
  • Slavery Divided the south as 1/3rd of the population owned a slave and were large plantation owners
  • Those small farm owners that did NOT own slaves supported slavery and hoped to become wealthy and buy slaves themselves
division of labor
Division Of Labor
  • Slaves made up 1/3rd of the south’s population with some doing back breaking labor, domestic labor, or factory work
  • Eight Percent of African Americans were free living in the northern part of the south
  • Free Africans also faced many problems and were forced to move North or risk being put back into slavery
extra strength medication
Extra Strength Medication
  • Slaves used culture including religion, personal bonds, and music to survive plantation life
  • Slaves would use spirituals to spread messages and beliefs
  • Spirituals formed the foundation for Jazz and other forms of American Music
family matters
Family Matters
  • Slavery, and slave auctions, split families apart and caused the cruelest grief among slaves
  • Slaves would marry, have children, and carry on family life though it was looked down upon
  • Some slaves risked their lives to visit their children, or even run away to freedom
tense situations
Tense Situations
  • Early Slave revolts were unsuccessful and unsupported
  • Others, like the rebellion led by Nat Turner, became violent killing 55 white southerners
  • Turner’s rebellion led to the deaths of 200 Africans and harsh laws to prevent other rebellions
  • The Rebellion also led to increased tension between the south and north
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