Rise of the Deep South: The Assignment for Module 5 includes two short-answer question. Each is worth 5 points. Base your answer on the information presented in the Rise of the Deep South Sway lesson (and the primary source included within the lesson). Do not use outside sources. Do not copy or share answers. Provide specific details/examples.
1) Answer the first question in 2 paragraphs: Many during the revolutionary era had assumed that slavery would die a natural death. It did not. Why did slavery end up expanding in the South? In other words, what allowed for the expansion of slavery? (Note: the video lecture is important for answering this question.)
2) Answer the second question in 2 paragraphs. Be sure to use direct quotations from the source to support your answer (argument). Explain what the quotes show and how they connect to your argument. None of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 had claimed that slavery was a moral system. By the mid-19th century, however, proslavery Southerners began to argue that slavery was morally correct. To answer the prompt below, read and analyze the primary source by George Fitzhugh. Prompt: How did Fitzhugh attempt to defend slavery? (In other words, what arguments did he present in his defense of slavery?) What had prompted him to write his defense of the South? How might his background have influenced his perspective
Requirements: Formatting: 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, one-inch margins. Points will be deducted if not formatted correctly. Length: Each paragraph should be at least six sentences long. Points will be deducted if sentences appear to have been intentionally shortened to meet the required number of sentences.