The Antebellum South 1800-1860

The Antebellum South 1800-1860

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how inventions such as the cotton gin and textile machinery contributed to the rise of the cotton economy.
  • Describe the slave labor system, including identification of the ways in which slave labor was used.
  • Describe the development of social classes in the South, and compare and contrast Southern society with that of the industrial North.
  • Compare and Contrast the labor systems of the Northern and Southern United States.
  • Explain how isues such as westward expansion influenced and were influenced by the institution of slavery.
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