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Chapter 16, Lesson 1: Plantation Society (pp. 402-406)

I. King Cotton

II. The Plantation Owners
    A. Plantation owners lived a life of privilege, wealth, and leisure.

    B. Some plantation owners felt that, like being a parent, owning slaves was a duty.

    C. White southerners felt bound to protect their own honor.

    D. Planters became educated and cultured.

III. The Defense of Slavery
    A. Nat Turner led a rebellion in an attempt to free the slaves.

    B. Abolitionists in the North believed slavery was wrong.

    C. Southerners defended their right to own slaves.

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