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Slavery in the Antebellum Era
Sample questions for Dr. Cooper's notes on slavery. * = answer includes a date ** = answer is put in my own words or is very long Note: if a question asks for more than one answer, the answers will be separated by commas
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Eli Whitney (1793)
Who invents the cotton gin? *
What was the nickname the southerners would give themselves when they would brag about how important cotton was to America's economy?
What percentage of white families owned slaves?
2-3% of white families who owned at least 88 acres and 50 slaves
What was the planter aristocracy/elite? **
What was the word that sourtherners used when trying to defend slavery by saying is was unique to the South?
essential for economy, essential for orderly race relations, slaves needed guidance of white, slavery condoned in Bible, slavery had existed since begging or recorded history, slaves were happy with life, slaves were taken care of
What were the seven main reasons that southerners used to justify slavery?
What was the name of the laws in each state that regulated slave property and said what a slave could not do?
master is the owner of the slaves but the overseer runs the whole plantation
What is the difference between the master and the overseer? **
easier job, under closer watch
What was the upside of a slave working inside a house and what was the downside? **
rice, corn, and especially cotton
What were the three main crops produced in the South that the slaves had to harvest? **
Nat Turner Rebellion (1831)
What was the name of the slave rebellion that happened in Virginia when a preacher led a group of slaves into the homes of slave owners and killed them? *
slow down working, break tools, steal crops, occasionally hit a white man
What were some of the ways that the slaves tried to silently rebel against their masters? **
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