Gone with the Wind: All We Got Is Cotton, Slaves, and Arrogance
A group of southerners are talking about seceding from the Union and going to war. When their captain states that he would prefer peace, the group gets riled up. To calm the group down, one member asks Rhett Butler for his opinion. The group claims that southerners are tougher and are better fighters than the Yankees, but Rhett points out the south's weaknesses. Rhett presents the numerous strategic advantages the North has over the South.

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  1. How do most of the gentlemen feel about the odds of the Southern States in a fight with the North?
  2. What does Mr. Butler think about the prospects? What advantages does he identify the north having?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the causes of the Civil War, including sectionalism, states' rights, and slavery, and the e...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands how political, economic, and social factors led to the growth of sectionalis...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the causes of the Civil War, including sectionalism, states' rights, and slavery, and signif...

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