January 3, 2012

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  • 1. JANUARY 3, 2012 The US Constitution allowed for slavery, yet we celebrate it as a document that makes us free. How do we reconcile these points of view?
  • 2. OBJECTIVE: Students will assess the impact of the 3/5ths compromise and the invention of the cotton gin on slavery. They will be assessed on their answers to the questions on P. 149 to 153
  • 3. HOMEWORK:Complete any work that might still be incomplete
  • 4. SLAVERY IN THE NORTH WAS DYING OUT Some northern states outlawed slavery after the revolution Some did it immediately Some did it gradually NO southern state outlawed slavery until after the Civil War
  • 5. SLAVERY WAS CONCENTRATED IN THE SOUTH
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  • 7. VOCABULARY: 3/5 COMPROMISE
  • 8. WHAT DID THE 3/5 COMPROMISE MEAN? It gave representatives in slave states more representatives in congress than they would otherwise have had This gave slaveholders much more power in Congress
  • 9. ELI WHITNEY AND THE COTTON GIN Teacher / tutor to plantation owners children Also invented the concept of interchangeable parts Did not get rich off his invention
  • 10. COTTON Plant fiber Needs a warm climate Used as far back as 5,000 years ago Needs care, to protect the plants from pests The seeds must be cleaned from the fibers for the cotton to be used
  • 11. COTTON GIN Gin stands for engine Engine meant the same as machine back then Before the cotton gin, one slave could clean 1 pound of cotton After, one slave could clean 50 pounds
  • 12. COTTON GIN
  • 13. THE EFFECTS OF THE COTTON GIN Cotton production increased dramatically Slavery increased in the deep south
  • 14. CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING What is the 3/5ths compromise? Why was the cotton gin important?
  • 15. CLASS WORK Create a flyer announcing the availability of the cotton gin OR Write a 3 paragraph editorial arguing against the 3/5 compromise
  • 16. EXIT TICKETWhat were the consequences of the cotton gin?