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The North and South: Same Country, Different Values

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Megan Buhman

on 25 October 2016

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Transcript of The North and South: Same Country, Different Values

Geographical and Economical Difference
In Class Activity
1. What are five reasons why people justified the need for slaves?

2. What are five reasons why people should not be slaves?
Brief History of Slavery
First slave ship came over in the early 17th century
After the American Revolution, slavery was dying out as it was not profitable in the North.
When Eli Whitney created the cotton gin, cotton became the main cash crop in he South and slavery became profitble again.
Slaves were bought and sold, often not able to stay with their families.
The North and South: Same Country, Different Values
Can anyone think of a time where they have experienced or seen conflict brewing between two people and it led to a serious disagreement? Feel free to use the prompts below:

What one person was doing prevented someone else from doing what he or she needed to do.
One person was so different from another that neither could understand the other or that their needs were conflicting.
Someone was treating someone else very badly.
Exit Slip: Name three economic and/or geographic differences between the North and the South. Explain why these three differences resulted in the issue regarding slavery.
Land primarily supported small farms
Industry was booming
Many Northerners lived in Urban neighborhoods
Immigrants made up the work force in factories
More Northerners belonged to the Whig/Republican parties.
2/3'ds of the nations railroads were in the North
Fertile soil and warm climate were better for large plantations
Main crops were cotton and tobacco
80% of labor worked on farms
Southern men tended to belong to the Democratic party
Children were less likely to attend school than Northerners

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