The Southern Society

The Southern Society

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  • Hi, my name is Greg. I live in the Southern part of the United States. I'd like to give you a tour.
  • First, let me tell you about some  of our great geographic features! Down here in the South, we have warmth, long growing seasons, and fertile soil. This allows us to grow lots of crops, which are also helped by the nearby rivers. 
  • The slave owners would eat and drink foods that they enjoyed all of the time and had the freedom of doing and enjoying a variety in a house while...
  • the slaves lived outside in small, shabby, sheds and usually only ate green vegetables every day.
  • I'm also a slave owner. I own slaves so they do the work for me and I get money to keep my family and I. This is a way that a lot of people like me get money in the South and a large part of our economy. Let's go take a walk!
  • I'm a slave. I have to work in a cotton field and help make money for my master. My family is separated between many masters and we don't know where each other are. I miss them, but know I need to work. 
  • Geographic Features
  • & Planters (top). Now we can take a look at another part of our economy.
  • As we continue our tour, why don't we talk about the way our society works? Our society is divided up into four categories using a pyramid to show the importance of each division:
  • Poor Farmers (just above slaves),
  • Small Farmers (second),
  • Slaves (bottom),
  • Political/Cultural
  • We would like to have high tariffs so people will buy our products because they will be the cheapest!
  • At this time, the North and South are having a problem. An critical economic issue has popped up and no one can agree on some way to fix it. We Southerners are hoping the tariffs will become lower and stay low.
  • North
  • Country of the United States
  • We want low tariffs so we can keep imported goods at low costs!
  • South
  • Economy
  • That leads us back to where we started, our beginning location. Adding onto the rivers, people in the South use the rivers for trading and transportation as well, not just for growing lots of crops. 
  • I hope you enjoyed your tour of the history of our Southern Society!
  • Society/Social
  • Economy
  • Geographic Features
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