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On July 15, 2019

Bell Ringer: Tobacco and the Growth of Winston-Salem


This clip discusses the rise of the North Carolina (NC) city, fueled by the growth of the tobacco industry.


This bellringer focuses on the early growth and effects of the tobacco industry on the North Carolina (NC) city.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Summarize the settlement and culture of early Salem, North Carolina.
  • Why was the town of Winston formed?
  • How did the railroad impact Winston?
  • Explain the significance of Richard Joshua Reynolds to the Winston-Salem area. What lasting impacts of his success are still present?

Additional Resource



    • Gunsmith
    • Moravian
    • Pacifism
    • R. J. Reynolds
    • Settler
    • Theocracy
    • Tobacco
    • Whipping Post


    State HistoryU.S. History


    Middle SchoolHigh School