King Cotton Argumentative Assessment:
Produce a persuasive writing piece answering the question, "HOW A SYSTEM AS MORALLY WRONG AND CRUEL AS SLAVERY LASTED SO LONG IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY LIKE THE UNITED STATES?
- Possible topics to touch on include:
- Describe the attitude of the American Government toward slavery
- How did the Constitution protect the institution of slavery?
- In what ways was cotton such an important crop for both the South and the North?
- Touch on Northern interests which include but are not limited to Textile Mill and Factory owners, Cotton Exporters, Bankers who loaned planters money, etc,
- How did the value of cotton effect the lives of slaves?