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Chapter 7: Cotton

Chapter 7: Cotton is King

Antebellum describes the time before war
Cash crop a crop grown for the purpose of selling it
Enslaved to be made someone else's property
Ration a set amount of food or supplies
Gang system a system to grow cotton in which enslaved Africans (slaves) worked in a group from sunup to sundown
Overseer is a person who watches over other people as they work
Invention a new creation that often changes the way people live
Cotton gin is a machine that removes seed from cotton
transportation the ways people travel
canal a waterway made by people
textile mill a factory that turns cotton into cloth
elite a social class of people who are wealthy and powerful
manual done by hand
leisure relaxation
Created by: NES 3rd Grade