civil war unit lesson 3 - southern perspective - power point
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A Southern PerspectiveA Look into the Southern Side of the Story in the 1850s.
ObjectiveBy the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain what the common Southern perspective was before the Civil War.
SlaveryThe people in the South thought they needed Slavery.They had huge plantations and they needed people to work on the farms. If they had to pay people, they wouldnt make any money!
Big Plantations!Could you farm this yourself? just with your family?
SlaveryThey felt threatened by the abolitionists.The abolitionists worried about the lives of slaves, but they did not worry if the southern plantation owners made money.
Abolitionists?Why would a Southerner not like abolitionists?
Slavery!Southerners didnt see slavery as a bad thing.Many Southerners thought that slavery was good because they gave slaves a place to stay, food to eat, and in some cases medicine to help them stay healthy!Some southerners even wrote stories about how slaves had free time to socialize, have fun, and spend time with their families!
Slave CabinFamily of Slaves
(Side Note)QUICK!!!Just so you dont start to get brainwashed, was slavery really like what the Southern plantation owners tried to make it out to be!?NOOO! Why not?
Slavery!Why would Southerners want to convince themselves that slavery was a good thing?
TariffsA tariff is a tax against companies that are outside of the U.S. These companies pay the tax in order to sell stuff in the U.S.In the U.S., tariffs made sure that American made things were bought over things made other places in the world.
TariffsEXAMPLE:The north could sell tools for $5.00Other countries could sell the same tools for $4.00 - but then they had a $2.00 tariff (tax) - to make it cost $6.00.What are you going to buy, tools that were made in the North or the tools made in other countries?
TariffsThe Southerners got mad because the Tariffs helped the Northern factories make money, but it hurt the South because things started to cost more!
STATES RIGHTSSouthern states did not want the Federal Government to decide if they can or cannot have slavery.Southern states did not want the Federal Government to put tariffs on things that only help the North. SOUTHERNERS THOUGHT THE STATES SHOULD DECIDE THESE LAWS, NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!!
SouthernersIf the Federal Government is not working for them, then what should the south do?
Southerners SecedeSoutherners decided to Secede!!!Secede - to leave a country and create your own country!
North versus South
ConclusionSoutherners wanted to have more states rights so they could decide about slavery and tariffs (taxes).Southerners wanted to keep slavery because they thought they needed them to work in the fields so that the plantation could make money.Some Southerners thought slaves had a good life.The South thought that the federal government was not working for them, so they seceded - became their own country!