The Invention Of The Cotton Gin:cotton gin is a device for removing the seeds from cotton fiber
:cotton, and a single device could produce up to fifty pounds
:advent of profitable mass cotton farming, the South became economically dependent on slavery
The Embargo Act of 1807Thomas Jefferson was involved.
The goal was to force Britain and France to respect.
They were engaged in a major war
Neither side wanted the other have american supplies.
Uncle Tom's cabin: Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary
: Christian love can overcome something as destructive
:300,000 copies of the book were sold in the United States; one million copies in Great Britain
Kansas Nebraska Act: The solution was a bill proposed in January 1854 by Senator
: transcontinental railroad had been discussed.
:the issues of the railroad and the repeal of the Missourri compromise
John Brown's Raid:John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry was an effort by white abolitionist
:John Brown's plan seemed fairly straightforward:
:John Brown, who was white, and a group of his followers raided the Harpers Ferry Virginia arsenal
The United States presidential election of 1860The United States had been divided during the 1850s
Northern and Southern factions, and a new Constitutional Abraham Lincoln in the White House
U.S. and formed the Confederacy
The Compromise of 1850Henry Clay was involved the the Compromise of 1850
Defused a four-year political confrontation
Texas surrendered its claim to New Mexico
The slave trade