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1 1. C O T T O N P R O D U C T I O NThe invention which changed the South, cotton and slavery.1791: 4,000 bales of cotton are produced1849: 2, 246, 900 bales of cotton are produced6 cents a lb. to 14 cents in 1857Expanded into Arkansas and TexasCrop increase: 2,500,000 bales in 1850 to 5,300,000 in 1860Crop Value: In 1800, $8 million: In 1860, $250 millionTobacco by 1860 : 200,000,000 lbs. to 430,000,000 lbs.Cotton Production
3 The invention which changed the South, cotton and slavery. 16. ELI WHITNEYThe invention which changed the South, cotton and slavery.Eli Whitney’s cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry.Very important early pioneer in America’s industrial revolution.Cotton Production
4 Cotton Gin· It was difficult to make a profit from cotton because cottonseeds were removed by hand.Ex.) It took one person an entire day to clean one pound of cotton.Cotton Ball, picked 1915Georgia
5 17. Whitney Ends the Fiber Famine Cotton gin invented in 179350 times more effective than hand pickingRaising cotton more profitableSouth needs slavery more than ever for “King Cotton”New England factories flourish with Southern cotton
6 Eli Whitney’s cotton gin. Therefore, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793.Eli Whitney’s cotton gin.
7 · Whitney applied for a patent on the cotton gin. · People ignored the patent and built their own.· Whitney never became wealthy from his invention.
8 Plantation owners began to earn a lot of money growing cotton. This caused farmers to increase their dependency on slave labor.“The First Cotton Gin" (image from 1869)
9 Native American tribes such as the Cherokees and Creeks were forced onto reservations so that farmers would have more land to grow cotton.
11 GROWTH OF SLAVERY Total U.S. population was 3.5 million… Trial of tearsGROWTH OF SLAVERYTotal U.S. population was 3.5 million…700,000 slaves in the U.S. at this time.Still bought slaves through the slave trade.
12 GROWTH OF SLAVERY 1830-Total U.S. population was 18 million Trial of tearsGROWTH OF SLAVERY1830-Total U.S. population was 18 million2 million slaves in the U.S. at this time.1808, importation of slaves was illegalSlave trade within the U.S.Increase of slave population was from natural reproduction
13 1860--33 million U.S. population, 4 million slaves in the South Trial of tearsGROWTH OF SLAVERYmillion U.S. population, 4 million slaves in the South
14 COTTON BELT, Cotton Kingdom GROWTH OF SLAVERYCOTTON BELT, Cotton KingdomMap Crops in South
15 COTTON BELT, Cotton Kingdom 2. GROWTH OF SLAVERYCOTTON BELT, Cotton KingdomMap/Cotton Belt
16 At the Constitutional Convention 3/5’s Compromise FACTS ON SLAVERYConditions on a slave ship were horrible. This was called the Middle Passage.At the Constitutional Convention3/5’s Compromise1807, importing slaves was abolished in the U.S.Fugitive Slave Law90% of Europe’s cotton came from the South by 18601/2 of U.S. exports were from cottonMore money invested in slaves than land and tools---$2 billionFacts on Slavery
17 Picture/Slavery FACTS ON SLAVERY More slaves you had the greater social status2/3’s of presidents since independence were slaveownersMajority of Supreme Court justices were from the SouthPicture/Slavery
18 More millionaires in the South than the North FACTS ON SLAVERYSlaves being sold at an auction was prevalent throughout the Southern U.S. right up to the Civil War.More millionaires in the South than the North75% of the cotton harvest was done by plantations with10 or more slaves.Slave population grew from natural reproductionThere was a slave trade within the U.S.Facts on slavery
19 Picture/Cotton Kingdom FACTS ON SLAVERYNo political or civil rights to protect slavesU.S. was the largest slave institution in the world by 1860U.S. produced 7/8’s of world’s cotton supplyPeculiar Institution, to own another human being is immoral.Cotton is King/King CottonSouth was not willing to changeAlways felt isolated and threatened from the rest of the U.S.Picture/Cotton Kingdom
21 Chart/Life expectancy FACTS ON SLAVERYLife Expectancy of Working Men, 1830 to 1920Chart/Life expectancy
22 3. % OF SOUTHERN WHITE FAMILIES OWNING SLAVES IN 1860 About 1,150,000 Southern white families owned no slaves---75%About 384,000 Southern white families owned 1 slave or more---25%(Number of slaves)Total of 1,534,000 Southern white families in 1860……A total population of 7,981,000….Chart: Total Deaths
23 Statistically only 25% of Southern families owned slaves FACTS ON SLAVERYStatistically only 25% of Southern families owned slaves384,000 Southern families owned 1 or more slaves.75% of Southern families did not own slaves.Chart/slave owners
24 FACTS ON SLAVERYOut of the 25% of slaveowners, here is the breakdown of the number of slaves.75% owned 1 to 9 slaves.22% owned 10 to 49 owned slaves.3% owned 50 or more slaves.384,000Chart/slave owners1860
25 Tree Nat Turner was hung on SLAVE REVOLTSArrest of Nat TurnerNat Turner RebellionTree Nat Turner was hung onSlave Revolts/Turner
27 Besides slave revolts, slaves resorted to other ways to revolt….. Wouldn’t work hard.Would sabotage equipment or break tools.Sometimes poisoned their master’s food.Tried to escapeSlave Revolts
28 4. SLAVE CODES AND LAWSSlave Revolts would lead plantation owners to develop a series of slave laws/codes which restricted the movement of the slaves.Slaves were not taught to read or writeRestricted to the plantationSlaves could not congregate after darkSlaves could not possess any type of firearmA larger slave plantation than white in some statesSlave owners wanted to keep their slaves ignorant of the outside world because learning about life beyond the plantation could lead to more slave revolts and wanting to escape.Slave Laws
29 % of White to Black Population in 1860 FACTS ON SLAVERY% of White to Black Population in 1860Chart/Net Earnings
30 Slave Codes of the State of Georgia, 1848 SLAVE CODES OR LAWSSlave Codes of the State of Georgia, 1848SEC. I. CAPITAL OFFENSES.1. Capital crimes when punished with death.The following shall be considered as capital offences, when committed by a slave or free person of color: insurrection, or an attempt to excite it; committing a rape, or attempting it on a free white female; murder of a free white person, or murder of a slave or free person of color, or poisoning of a human being; every and each of these offences shall, on conviction, be punished with death.Slave Laws
31 2. Punishment of free persons of color for encouraging slaves. SLAVE LAWSGeorgia Slave Code, 18482. Punishment of free persons of color for encouraging slaves.If any free person of color commits the offence of encouraging or enticing away any slave or slaves, for the purpose of, and with the intention to aid and assist such slave or slaves leaving the service of his or their owner or owners, or in going to another state, such person so offending shall, for each and every such offence, on conviction, be confined in the penitentiary at hard labor for one year.Slave Laws
32 3. Punishment for teaching slaves or free persons of color to read. SLAVE LAWSGeorgia Slave Code, 18483. Punishment for teaching slaves or free persons of color to read.If any slave, Negro, or free person of color, or any white person, shall teach any other slave, Negro, or free person of color, to read or write either written or printed characters, the said free person of color or slave shall be punished by fine and whipping, or fine or whipping, at the discretion of the court.Slave Laws
33 Economically profitable Slavery was in the Bible 5. ARGUMENTS FOR SLAVERYEconomically profitableSlavery was in the BibleDuty of Southerners to Christianize the slaves, Positive GoodProvided a better life for slaves than in Africa, Positive GoodSlaves were considered property.Arguments for Slavery
34 6. ABOLITIONIST ARGUMENTS Abolitionists believed slavery was immoral…..Peculiar institution or it is odd, strange or weird to own another human being.Violated the ideals that this country was founded on.All men are created equal (DOI)If the U.S. was to succeed as a democratic society, slavery had to be abolishedAbolitionists
35 Picture/Tubman Harriet Tubman, Moses of her people. 7. ABOLITIONISTSHarriet Tubman, Moses of her people.Led over 300 escaped slaves out of the South during the 1850’s.$40,000 bounty was placed on her headConductor of the Underground RailroadSupplied money from abolitionists.Picture/Tubman
37 Violated the Fugitive Slave Law The Underground Railroad existed as early as It was started by the Quakers and spread through most of the North by 1830.One estimate places the number of African Americans who escaped through the Underground Railroad between 1830 and 1860 at 50,000.Underground Railroad provided food, shelter, and hiding places to runaway slaves as they escaped to CanadaViolated the Fugitive Slave LawMap/Underground RR
38 Fugitive Slave Law made law at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 Any escaped slaves captured in the North or free state had to be returned to their plantation owner.Unpopular in the North and led to the creation of the Underground Railroad.Southerners became bitter towards the North because they refused to enforce it.
39 FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD Follow the drinking gourd, Follow the drinking gourd, For the old man is a-waiting for to take you to freedom, If you follow the drinking gourdThe riverbank will make a very good road, The dead trees show you the way, Left foot, peg foot, traveling on, Follow the drinking gourdThe river ends between two hills, Follow the drinking gourd, There’s another river on the other side, Follow the drinking gourd.Where the great big river meets the little river, Follow the drinking gourd, The old man is a-waiting for to take you to freedom, If you follow the drinking gourd.Drinking Gourd
40 Book was used as propaganda to show the inhumanity of slavery. 16. ABOLITIONISTSHarriet Beecher Stowe, Abolitionist, authored the book Uncle Tom’s CabinBook was used as propaganda to show the inhumanity of slavery.Southerners were enraged by this book and called it “lies”.Picture/Stowe
41 In the closing scenes of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s brutal master, Simon Legree, orders the $ slave savagely beaten (to death) by two fellow slaves. Through tears and blood Tom exclaims,“No! no! no! my soul ain’t yours Mas’r! You haven’t bought it-----ye can’t buy it! It’s been bought and paid for by One that is able to keep it. No matter, no mater, you can’t harm me!” “I can’t” said Legree, with a sneer; “we’ll see----we’ll see! Here, Sambo, Quimbo, give this dog such a breakin’ in as he won’t get over this month!”Reading/Tom’s Cabin
42 Picture/Thoreau Henry David Thoreau Abolitionist and transcendentalist 17. ABOLITIONISTSHenry David ThoreauAbolitionist and transcendentalistRefused to pay a tax and spent a night in jail because the tax supported a war that was fought for slaveryMexican WarBeliever in Civil Disobedience or passive resistance---protest with non-violent actionsSpent a night in jail over the Mexican War….Picture/Thoreau
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