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Homework Help: U.S.History

Posted by y912f on Monday, February 2, 2009 at 9:19pm.

this is the question:
How did the invention of the cotton gin change the economy of the South and the Norht?

please tell me if this is a good enought answer, if i need to add anything:

The cotton gin was a new machine by Eli Whitney that seperates the seeds from raw cotton fibers. Because of this invention profits per pound of cotton increased Southern planters only depended on cotton because it was so profitable. They also began looking for new land so they could grow larger cotton. To keep up with the increased demand for raw cotton planters bought more enslaved Africans to work on the plantations. The enslaved population more than doubled. The cotton gin helped keep the Southern states a land of slavery and of farming, while the northern states became a land of free labor and of industry.

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