History Q Chap 13

History Q Chap 13 - at play in this chapter 3 Explain the...

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Chapter Review Questions: Purpose: History classes can be overwhelming, so many dates, places, names, etc. The purpose of the questions below is to get you to focus on major ideas or themes in each chapter. The questions are designed to get you to “flesh out” these ideas. Yes or no answers are not expected nor wanted . Students should also look to see if an “Economic Reasoning Principle” applies and note it. o These questions, and their answers will form the basis for much of your grade. o You will find answers to quizzes as well as midterm essay questions built around these weekly chapter questions. o If you do not prepare these questions in advance of class you will lose points for participation . Moreover, you will not be well prepared for the midterms. Questions Chapter 13: Slavery and Regional Conflict 1. Given your prior knowledge or studies, what about this chapter most surprised you? What ideas, if any, do you have most trouble accepting? Why? 2. Which, if any, of the economic principles discussed in the first week did you see
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Unformatted text preview: at play in this chapter? 3. Explain the history (its growth AND constraints) of slavery in the west and its unique “southern persistence.” a. Geographic distribution b. Constitutional Compromise and Northwest Ordinance c. Can the north’s view toward emancipation be explained in terms of costs and benefits? 4. How does the cotton gin change the face of slavery? 5. Were southern plantations efficiently run? Why? a. Scale economies 6. Describe the various aspects of economic exploitation connected with slavery. a. What’s the idea behind “marginal product?” 7. Why did the advantages of the “slave system” not catch on in other parts of the US? 8. Was slavery at all harmful to the southern economy? If it was harmful why didn’t go away on its own? 9. Did the “containment” policies any surprising affects over time? Chapter Review Questions: a. Value of slaves...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course ECON 230 taught by Professor Roscelli during the Fall '10 term at Canada College.

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