Exam_3_Notes - King Cotton u25cf Old Southwest current day...

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King CottonOld Southwest: current day Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Eastern TX w/ nice climate and land1 day = 4-8 lbs; after cotton gin: 10x more1792: exported 500,000 lbs of cotton/yr; wool, linen (flax)1793: Eli Whitney’s cotton gin1810: 93 mil. lbs/yr (increase after cotton gin)lives changed:Northern textile workerstextile mills buy bales of cottonMill Girls of late teens/early 20s challenged gendered stereotypessmol handzFarmersPlantersSlavesforced to move in huge numbers into SWIndiansChickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, Cherokee = 5 civilized tribes w/ landsome owned slaves & cotton fields, making an economic threat against farmers, planters, and slavesalso physical threatleave them aloneassimilateremoveAndrew Jacksoncommon man, but not inclusive of Indians
Document Response@ Auction: bought landIndian Removal BillAgainst:NorthernChristian Organizations NorthernwomenNorthernCongressmenFor:SouthernersSenate voted 28-19 (for-against)H of R 102-98David CrockettCherokee Trail of Tearswinter of 1838/183912,000 participants4,000 deathsImperialisma determination to expand geographically and economically,

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