Life in the South

By: Inna Hwang

South

  • Minority were slave owners

(1860- 383,630/8,000,000 owned slaves)

  • Owned small to large scale plantations (agricultural)
  • Majority Democratic
  • Men wanted military or agricultural careers. NO to trade.
  • Planter aristocracy
  • Relied on cotton gin


Wealthy

  • Influenced politics, economics, and social life
  • 800+ acres of land
  • Minimum of 50 slaves
  • Grew tobacco, rice, cotton, and sugar
  • Code of Chivlary


Common

  • Modest yeomen farmers
  • Few owned slaves
  • Would work near-side slaves
  • Small families
  • Limited education


KING COTTON.

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