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Main Themes Slavery’s role in the economy – created pure capitalism (Baptist) Slavery’s role in politics (Baptist) Hypocrisy white people had towards enslaved people (PBS) Acts of rebellion against oppressors (Baptist) Dehumanization of African Americans (Baptist) Racism / white people’s fear of African American’s (freed or enslaved) (PBS) Northern versus southern states (Baptist) Rich white men having all the power in politics (Baptist) Continuities/Changes Slavery in the south (continuity) Modernization of slavery (change) Abolitionist movement (change) Creation of banks/credit (change) Lack of rights for African Americans (continuity) How major changes came about Modernization of slavery o Louisiana Purchase – expansion of slavery to the south west (Baptist) o Changes in agriculture – not enough work for slaves in Virginia and Maryland (Baptist) o International Slave Trade banned (Baptist) Created artificial scarcity panic Created slave trade within the United States
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