Ow did the cotton economy shape the Southas environment and labor system?

Answer the following questions as comprehensively as you can.

a. How did the cotton economy shape the Southas environment and labor system? In what easy did slaves resist their oppression? In what ways did the culture and communities created by the slaves sustain them?

b. Why did the Americans provoke the war with Mexico? How did Indians affect the U.S.-Mexican war? Who were the winners and losers in the California gold rush?

c. How did the new railroads increase social tensions in the United States in the 1850s? How did the Lecompton Constitution and the Lincoln-Douglas debates affect the debate over slavery in the territories? Why did Lincolnas election in 1860 cause the South to secede?