HIS 115 Week 2 DQ2
HIS 115 Week 2 DQ2
CSU - Dominguez hills
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Date Created: 11/16/15
Around the time that the American South was starting to develop England was going through the Industrial Revolution where they were utilizing massive amounts of cotton Rather than growing tobacco which was the South39s original cash crop farmers thought that it would be more beneficial to produce cotton The strategy turned out to be strategic because cotton became the new cash crop The only problem with cotton was the amount of time it would take to ready the cotton after harvest With the invention of the cotton gin the amount of time to remove the usable cotton from the seed was reduced This meant that if the production of usable cotton would increase as long as the amount picked increased Therefore plantation owners knew that the more slaves they had to pick cotton would translate into more cotton to export to England which amounts to profit In fact the majority of the world39s cotton at the time came from the South The South39s need to continue to make profit led to a schism between the North and the South which we know to be the Civil War Instead of the colonies working together to build one strong united nation they had two separate agendas for how they wanted to support themselves During the Civil War the South was fighting for quotKing Cottonquot The North disagreed with how the South was obtaining their profit through the exploitation of the slaves This violation of human rights and the North39s displeasure of the practice is evident because of the presence of antislave also known as abolition movements This issue amongst others divided the early settlers
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