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11/07/19 - Making the Cotton Belt: Race and Dispossession in the Early Republic Huge gender divisions on farms—arose from middle class farmers Greatest cotton producing area in the 19th century world—creates great wealth for the farmers on the backs of slaves The Creek War, 1813-1814 - One of the wars within the war of 1812 - Creek Indians were traditionally British Allies and SIDED with the British in the war of 1812 - Call the Creeks who sided with the British were called the “Red Sticks” - The Red Sticks Creek are defeated in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (Andrew Jackson leads the Americans) - They sign a treaty and hand over a great deal of land to America Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, 1815 - Fights the British here because they want access to the Mississippi River! - Won by Jackson along with his Creek Allies - HIGH IRONY—2 weeks after peace had been declared in Europe between Britain and the USA (Jackson didn’t know this) - After this, Jackson starts acting as a rogue agent—makes his own rules, encourages
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