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55. In the aftermath of the 1831 Nat Turner Rebellion, the Virginia legislature a. approved a plan, subsequently vetoed by the governor, for the abolition of slavery. b. approved a measure requiring all free blacks to leave the state or be enslaved. c. began a debate on slavery that continued and grew more bitter as the years passed. d. debated but then rejected a measure calling for the gradual abolition of slavery. ANS: D
ESSAY 1. Discuss the similarities and differences between the North and the South in the period from 1830 to 1860.
2. Defend the following statement: "As the South grew and expanded between 1830 and 1860, it bore the distinguishing features of a slave society."
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separated due to sale, the extended family and the African American church helped slaves survive the cruelty of slavery. The American South had the distinction of being the only slave society that grew by natural increase rather than by the importation of new slaves from Africa, mainly due to the high level of fertility among African American women. Pregnant slaves were undernourished and overworked which resulted in an infant mortality rate for slave children at twice the rate of white children. Poor housing, poor diet, and constant heavy work put slaves at much higher risk for sickness and death than their white counterparts. 3. Discuss the variety of arguments used by southerners to defend the institution of slavery in the pre- Civil War era. ANS: 4. Examine the treatment of American Indian peoples by white Americans from 1815 to 1860. How does this treatment relate to the professed American faith in equality, opportunity, and constitutional government? ANS: 5. Discuss the emergence of "the Cotton South," and explain the impact of the cotton boom on southern society. ANS: 6. Discuss the similarities and differences in the lives of John F. Flintoff and Ferdinand L. Steel. What characteristics of yeoman farmers may be distinguished in the lives of these two men?

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