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does anyone have or know where i could find chapter outlines for "America's History Sixth Edition"? Im specificly looking for chapter 12. i would LOVE some help.


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Its not much.. Im sure I got extremely bored while doing it. Now Im looking for Chapter 15 notes... Im sure you are past these...... sorry-

Chapter 12 Name:
Date: 11/27
The South Expands: Slavery and Society Period: 1W
Questions/Main Ideas/Vocabulary Notes/Answers/Definitions/Examples/Sentences
Creating the Cotton South American Slavery started on the tobacco plantations of the Chesapeake region and worked its way into cotton fields in the states bordering the gulf of Mexico.
This led to the belief that slavery could, and should expand.
The Domestic Slave Trade As the plan for sending slaves back to Africa was announced the demand for slaves began to skyrocket.
The southern planters first looked to Africa for new slaves, but when the Atlantic Slave Trade was outlawed they began to move the slaves from the Chesapeake region south.
Black families who had lived in an area for three to four generations were forced to move south.
The Coastal and Inland Networks The domestic slave trade became a great commercial enterprise.
Slaves were transported in two different ways-
One way was a coastal network. Slave traders would take muscular young slaves to port cites and would sell them there.
Another way was the inland network. Slave traders would go around to rural areas and buy slaves they thought likely to be good. They would then march their slaves in columns to the places they were needed so they would not run off.
The Impact of Slave Families It is more of a threat to the slaves to be sold than it is to be beaten or whipped.
Slave trades would destroy about one in every four families, or marriages, by splitting them up.
Some slaves who were later free would spend the rest of their life searching for their lost families.
The Dual Cultures of the Planter Elite Some wealthy planter families stood at the top of the southern society. The greatest ones owned more than 100 slaves a piece.
There was the Old South, and the New South.
The old south consisted of planters who became rich planting tobacco and rice.
The new south consisted of planters who became rich off of the cotton boom.
Slave-owning Aristocrats The wealthy “old south” planters rose above the regular higher social class, and became aristocrats.
To maintain their exclusiveness, aristocrats married their children to other aristocrat’s children.
Slave owning Entrepreneurs There was much less hypocrisy and far less elegance among the entrepreneurial slave owners of the cotton south.
Luxury disappeared and slave owners said that the work has to be done even if its blazing hot or freezing cold
Gang-labor system- a group of workers ran by a black driver who was watch by a white overseer

Chapter 12 Name:
Date: 11/27
Section: Creating The Cotton South Period: 1W
Questions/Main Ideas/Vocabulary Notes/Answers/Definitions/Examples/Sentences
Planters, Smallholding Yeomen, and Tenants The south was a slave society, but most whites did not own slaves.
The population of blacks increasing with a rapid growth from 1800 to 1860, but the white population rose even faster.
5% of the south’s white population owned 50% of the black population.
A lot of middle class people joined Fitzpatrick and bought slaves.
Lawyers became wealthy by handling all of the legal affairs of elite planters.
They also were known for helping smallholders and tenants register their deeds and contracts.
The Politics of Democracy Slave owning elite did not dominate the political life of the cotton south
Cultivating Popular Support To curry favor among voters, Alabama Democrats nominated candidates and endorsed low taxes and other policies that would command popular support.
Taxes in Alabama had a democratic thrust and placed the burden on those best able to pay; but the policies pursued by other southern states divided the white population along lines of class and geography.
Attempts at Economic Diversification Wealthy southerners continued to invest in slaves and land.
This brought a run of profits but diverted capital resources and entrepreneurs.
If these weren’t diverted new technologies may have been introduced and changed the regions productivity.
---------------------------------- The African American World
Evangelical Black Protestantism The emergence of a black form of evangelical Christianity exemplified the synthesis of African and American cultures.
Enslaved Christians pointed out to slaves and masters the golden rule; treat others the way you wish to be treated.
Slave Society and Culture Black Protestantism represented one facet of an increasingly homogeneous African American culture in the south.
All blacks were beginning to talk almost the same using d instead of th to say de instead of the. – Black English
Marriage and Kinship Relations African Americans also continued to respect African incest taboos by shunning marriages between cousins.
Unlike the marriages of whites, slave unions were not recognized by law.
Resistance Planters worried that slaves would rise up in rebellion,
Absolute power over slaves required unremitting and brutal coercion, and only a handful of owners were sadistic enough and had the stomach for it, especially because prices of slaves continued to rise.
Slaves would retaliate by breaking or losing tools, or faking they were sick.
Owners eventually realized it worked better to reward the slaves for good things, rather than punish them for bad things.
Chapter 12 Name:
Date: 11/27
Section: Period: 1w
Questions/Main Ideas/Vocabulary Notes/Answers/Definitions/Examples/Sentences
The Free Black Population Some Africans managed to escape slavery through flight or manumission.
Nearly half of the blacks who were free lived in the north.
Even in the north though, black weren’t entirely free.
Only a small number of blacks owned land.
They were usually forbidden to vote.
The slaves expanded from the Chesapeake area to the south
A small population of whites owned the majority of slaves
Old south and New south
Religion of the Blacks proves that Whites and Blacks aren’t extremely different

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