Growing conditions in the south at this time were long and there was fertile soil and warm weather.
Oh I love this warm weather! Look at this wonderful fertile soil.
These are our river systems!! We rely heavily on our river systems to help transport our cotton and tabacco to other places.
In the south river systems were the was of transporting goods.
Society/Social Social hierarchy:slaves were on the bottom-worked on plantations-then poor farmers-largest segment of the free population, little participation in the government-the small farmers-owned land but fewer than 20 slaves-then planters- wealthiest members of society large land owners, owned 20 + slaves these families dominated social and political life.
Us slaves could meet for Christian services. Hymns and psalms were read during these services.
We wanted to dance and play the drums but we couldn't. Listened to African American folk songs.
Cotton was one of our biggest cash crops along with tobacco. We ship cotton to the North and to Europe.
Owning a slave increased steadily in the first half of the 19th century as prices for cash crops increased. Owning a slave took down work loads.
Our society is mainly based on farming. We live in rural areas. (non city like)
60% of the entire southern slave population were located in the deep south.