Plantations were a big part of the economy in the South because that’s where they grew their cotton, and without slaves, the plantations would die. The economy was a cause in the Civil War because the North and South started to realize who wanted slaves and who didn’t. Another important cause of the Civil War was conflict between the North and the South about the issue of slavery. Slavery was a big issue in the South, whereas the North yearned for the abolish of slave labor. According to Document 1, Railroads were slim in the South, for the reason that slaves would have an easy way to escape.
In the following years, each side held its beliefs more strongly. Many northerners thought slavery was wrong; and most white southerners considered slavery part of their way of life. Thousands of slaves escaped to the north with help from people along secrets routes called the Underground Railroad. Most Northerners
Blacks people were slaves in the past. The white people bought them and wanted them work for themselves. When president Lincoln freed all the African-American, the slave owners especially who are farmers were very angry with that, because they lost free workers who was earning money for them. Also, many African-American were not getting a good education and that time. Many of them can not find jobs in the society, but they need money to live.
Cotton was needed around the world because of the invention of the spinning machine. There was a great need for workers, to work the fields and gin the cotton, thus more slaves were needed. This made life difficult for the slaves. Slaves were worth more money, and the whites’ attitudes changed toward the slaves and there was a decline of freed slaves after 1800. Therefore the slave population grew.
Matt Bresnahan P. 02 English III March 7, 2012 Rough Draft The Economics in Slavery Slavery was a prevalent issue throughout the nineteenth and into the early twentieth century. It raised many questions morally but was the real topic of debate was that it was justifiable. Slavery was not meant to put down blacks as a race; it was a tool used by southern families to help around the house and used in hopes of creating economic success Slaves were cared for in terms of human necessities; Slaves were extremely important to their masters and their master’s family. They served many purposes ranging from a farm hand all the way to cooks or house cleaners. Each slave was an investment made by the owner and in order to support
It seems from a broader point of view that the North has gone through so much just for the Southern states of America to exist. It only makes sense that Northern leaders would feel angry and betrayed by hearing that those states that they have worked so hard to establish now want their own sense of independence. At the same time however, the South had more of a need for slaves than the north did. The agricultural part of the South employed slaves to tend the large plantations and perform other duties. Slavery was a natural part of the Southern economy even though very few of the population actually owned slaves.
The Southern plantation wife commanded the female slaves. (Slaves of the Slave System) The economic structure in the South became increasingly monopolistic. The plantation system was very financially unstable. The temptation to over-speculate (no profit w/material held) in land and slaves caused many planters to plunge into debt. (Slave
Slaves can gain freedom if they worked out their term of being an indentured servant. But because African servants have dark skin the colony soon see black only as slaves, so it became a custom for the white colonials to have slaves. They were first brought to the colonies for planter’s plantation manual labor. As the staple crops in the colonies commercial markets increased so did
Another political reason was that the South wanted to protect their rights to own slaves. Since the south used the slaves to pick their cotton which was 50% of the money income they didn’t agree with ending slavery. The third thing was the increasing number of free blacks contributing to the political reasons. The population
We use to be faced with thing called slavery where a person could own another person and this was the normal thing for many people that lived in the south, because many people in the south owned large plantations that required many people to work and take care of the many duties required to keep it going. There were many plantations located in the south and the use of slaves were an easy way to have people to work the plantation but those that worked were not being paid and they were being forced to work for free against their will. They were often beat and abused whenever they refused to obey their slave owners. There were many African men and women brought to America by force to work for their cruel slave owners who bet and abused them but this was not the thinking of all Americans because everyone did not believe in slavery or that anyone should be owned by anyone. The History of African-Americans in the United