This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Slavery in the United States - Growth of Slavery 1607-1860. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Slavery was brought to the United States in 1607. As the North evolved into a highly industrialized society the South strengthened its economy on the back of slavery. The South's economy grew strong based on the "free" labor of the slaves.
Many in the North and some in the South wanted to rid the country of slavery once and for all. By the time the Civil War broke out the slave population in the South had grown to 3.5 million people, almost 38% of the total population in the South.
The power point slides cover:
Growth of the Slave Population: 1790-1860
Early Growth & Attitudes
Indentured Servants v. Slaves
By the Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War
Economics of Slavery (2)
Economics of the South
“Cotton is King”
“Cotton is King” Stats
Lifestyles of the Southern Elite (3)
Financial Facts on Slavery
“Cotton (Was) King”
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations on the political movements and events before, during, and following the American Civil War. Each of the above can be purchased separately as well and can be found under the heading ....the American Civil War.