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History Storyboard

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  • 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. 
  • Geographic Features 
  •  These are our river systems!! We rely heavily on our river systems to help transport our cotton and tabacco to other places. 
  • Geographic Features
  • 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.
  • Political/Cultural
  • 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.
  • Economy
  • 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.
  • Society/Social
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