The Nation Expands Unit

Chapters 12-15

The South

Chapter 13 sections:
Section 1 Growth of the Cotton Industry
Section 2 The Slave System

Activities:


Vocabulary list

The Nation Expands Timeline Notes: covers chapters 12, 13, 14


Videos:

Johnny Reb --song by Johnny Horton to the last living veteran of the South
The Presidents of the United States, Episode 3 1849-1865
---Zachary Taylor (1849-50), Millard Fillmore (1850-53), Franklin Pierce (1853-57), James Buchanan (1857-61),
---Abraham Lincoln (1861-65)
Frederick Douglass

Web sites:

Cotton in a Global Economy (1800-1860) (Mississippi)
Growth of the Cotton Insdustry
Cotton and African American Life
How Did Cotton Become King?
Emerson and Thoreau
American History: How did plantation crops and slavery change between 1899 and 1860?
How Slavery Built a World Economy
Slave Life and Slave Codes US History.org with many other related topics in left column
Pre-Civil War Africa-American Slavery (Library of Congress) with many other related links
Social Studies Help Center Site Map: scroll down through the topics to the one you want

Music:
In Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home - Johnny Cash
Credence Clearwater Revival: Cotton Fields
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen-Southern Spiritual instrumental about life in the South
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child Sung by the son of a slave, Paul Robeson
Nobody Knows the trouble I've Seen: by Paul Robeson

The Nation Expands Unit test will happen after chapters 12-14 are covered. Use the chapter Power Point presentations to cover all the basics.