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ANTEBELLUM: THE CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE WHICH DEVELOPED IN THE SOUTH BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR (1) Antebellum GA 1.

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1 ANTEBELLUM: THE CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE WHICH DEVELOPED IN THE SOUTH BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR (1) Antebellum GA 1

2 Georgia’s Prospers during Antebellum Era Two main reasons: 1. Growth of cotton – largest cash crop in south (2.1) 2. Use of slave labor (2.2) 2

3 Railroads Industries GA’s government had encouraged RR building throughout the state. As a result, Georgia had one of the best systems in the Deep South. (2.3) Textile mills Lumber yards Leather goods factories Metal works Stone quarries. (2.4) Other Reason for Prosperity 3

4 Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin The cotton gin made it possible to grow and process cotton far into the State’s interior. (1) This increased the area in which cotton could be grown and process in GA. Piedmont and Coastal Plain (2) have the most favorable conditions for growing cotton. 4

5 The Fall Line Attracts Planters The geography of Georgia’s Fall Line region attract cotton planters favorable conditions for industry. As rivers flowed southward through this zone, the water picked up speed. The moving water could then be used to power cotton gins, textile mills and factories. Industry flourished. (3) 5

6 Steamboats – 1820's Railroads – 1840’s Provided a better way to transport large quantities of cotton to the ocean port at Savannah. (4) Railroad construction gave planters another option. They did not have to depend on river transportation. (5) Transporting the Cotton 6

7 Rail lines affect Georgia’s Piedmont Region Using the rail lines, farmers could extend cotton growing into the Piedmont Region (6) 7

8 Summarize Explain how the development of the railroad affected economics in Antebellum GA. 8


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