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Hereditary Chattel Slavery - When slaves had children the children were automatically slaves. The status was passed down through the generations. There was no escaping it. They were treated like property to be bought and sold. Eli whitney - Eli whitney was an industrial entrepreneur. He invented the cotton gin in 1793. And in 1798 he began working on a way to invent and mass produce interchangeable parts for rifles to supply to the US Military. Middle Passage - The middle passage refers to the areas of the Atlantic ocean where slaves were captured in Africa and taken to the Americas and also some parts of Europe. Between 1500 and 1900 between 12-15 million slaves were captured and transported across the Atlantic. Roughly 2 million of them died while at seas. Filibusterers - Filibusterers were the modern day equivalent to pirates. They were men led by William Walker who ventured to central America. They captured small towns and and Walker would name himself president. They would basically enslave the people of the towns they had taken over. Mexican-American War - The Mexican american war started after Texas claimed independence from Mexico. After many battles the treaty of guadalupe hidalgo was signed. The treaty established that the Rio Grande River would be the border between the United States and Mexico. Under the treaty Mexico agreed to sell California and all its territory north of the Rio Grande to the US.
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  • Spring '12
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