Project #72370 - Slavery in the south

Isabel Figueroa

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Period: 2

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Slavery in South

                       

            In the 1800s slavery impacted the Southern society by improving the economy, creating new social groups, and farming skills. It improved the economy because the cotton gin was created which increased the population of slaves in the South. The population of slaves increased because around 1790 during the first census, when George Washington demanded that homes would have to give a description of the people living there, the smuggling of slaves became popular. Farm owners wanted more slaves to work on using the Cotton Gin. Before, the Cotton Gin the South was at a slow pace.  It was not advanced in technology and slaves had to do an immensely amount of hard labor. Farming skills developed over time because of the improvement of livestock. Livestock is when domesticated animals are raised to produce commodities like food or clothing. The slaves became more organized with gathering the animals together.  The social groups during the 1800s were divided into three classes; the upper class, the middle, and the lower class. The upper class had all the wealthy people in. The middle class had all of the not so wealthy and not so poor people it. The middle class had enough money to provide for their families. Also. the poor class had all the poor people who could not afford that much supplies like food.

The Cotton Gin

            Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin on March 14th, 1794. The cotton gin is a machine that pulled out the seeds from the cotton bolls. It made life for slaves easier because it was a new invention that made the process of picking cotton faster. The slaves did not have to pick out the seeds by hand anymore. The southern part of the world became more lucrative than the North. That means that the owner of the plantation became drastically wealthier faster than the old way of picking cotton. Also, the cotton gin radically increased the South’s slave labor. This meant that activist wanted to defend slavery.

 

Farming skills

            Farming skills helped developed the improvement of livestock because slaves played a huge roll for working the plantations. Slaves made sure that the crops were growing well and that the animals were healthy. The Lincoln Sheep were introduced to the Southern part of the United States in the late 1800s. They were valuable because their wool had a high value on the market. Lincolns are about 225 pounds to 275 pounds and they were large animals.

Lincoln sheep

 

 

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