An abolitionist is a person who wanted to end/abolish slavery completely in the United States.
Atlantic Slave Trade
The Atlantic Slave Trade is the enslavement and transporting of African Americans across the Atlantic. Africans sold or traded the slaves to Europeans. The slaves were then transported to the Americas.
A cotton gin is a machine used to quickly separate the cotton fibers from the cotton seeds.
An emancipation is the process of setting something or someone free.
Enslavement is the act of capturing someone for slave purposes.
An overseer is someone who supervises or looks over someone's work.
A plantation is a place where many plants are grown or farmed by workers.
Sectionalism is excessive devotion to an interest of a region.
Slave codes were the laws in each state that defined the status of slaves and the rights of their masters.
States' rights are the political powers the states have in relation to the federal government.