Slaver Expansion and Opposition Notes - SlaverExpansion&Opposition I I.i EastCoasttoTexas I.ii TrailofTears I.ii.1

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Slaver Expansion & Opposition I. Cotton and the Slave Economy I.i. East Coast to Texas I.ii. Trail of Tears I.ii.1. 1830s: Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Seminoles sent to  Oklahoma I.ii.2. over 4,000 of the 17,000 cherokees rounded up may  have died of disease, malnutrition, dehydration and  exhaustion I.iii. Oklahoma Slavery I.iii.1. 1860: 7,000 slaves (14% of the Population) II. Expansion of Slavery II.i. 1790-1860: ~698,000-3.9 Million (US Slave population Growth) II.ii. Southern Slaveholder—“Slave Power” conspiracy II.ii.1. Concentration 36-4.7% II.iii. Slave Labor II.iii.1. 55% southern slaves cultivate cotton—50% of the US  export market at this point it’s the whole country not just  the south that is dependent on cotton.  II.iii.1.a. MS & AL statehood via slavery II.iii.1.a.i. More slaves than free people II.iii.1.a.ii. Just because of the mass importation of  slaves. II.iii.2. Slave prices/ $1250-1800(1830-60) II.iii.2.a. Skyrockets which adds to the drop of  white slave owners. II.iii.2.b. Sell slaves from older slaves states to  new cotton states.
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II.iv. Domestic Slave Trade II.iv.1. Families—escape, punishment, crop shifts II.iv.2. Children III. Anti-slavery Movement 1833-1850 III.i. Violence of Racism III.i.1. Manifest destiny- the idea that America should stretch  across the entire US continent. III.i.2. Ideological justification for the policies that private  slave owners and latter the US government will need to  expand itself. III.i.3. Darwin and Environment vs Racial Determinism III.i.3.a. Racial thinkers reject Darwins ideas, you  can never exceed what you are born with. Account  for physical and mental, focuses on suppressing  and removing anyone other than white males.
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