Asked in History of the United StatesSlaveryCotton Gin
History of the United States
Why is cotton so important?
Why was the cotton gin so important to westward expansion and slave life?
Asked in History of the United States
Why was cotton so important in the Industrial Revolution?
Why was cotton important in the south?
Asked in Inventions, Eli Whitney, Cotton Gin
Who benefited from the development of the cotton gin and why was it important to so many groups?
The Southern plantation owners benefited from the cotton gin the most. It used to be a full day's work for a slave to pick one pound of lint from three pounds of cotton, but thanks to the cotton gin, the process sped up considerably. In fact, you could even say that the cotton gin gave people one more reason to support slavery, since the invention made slavery so much more financially beneficial. The cotton gin was important to so many groups because cotton itself was important to so many groups: The South exported cotton to the North and to foreign nations, and the Northerners used it in their textile factories. The surplus of cotton helped spark the industrial revolution.
Why was cotton production so important in the 19th century?
How was the invention of the mechanical cotton picker helpful in saving cotton as an important US crop?
Asked in US Civil War, Slavery
Why was the preservation of slavery so important to many people living in the south?
Asked in Farm Crops
How is crop rotation important to the cotton farmers?
Asked in Slavery, History of Australia
Why was cotton so important to slaves?
It wasn't. It was important to the plantation owners. The slaves, if their "master" happened to own a cotton plantation and they were told to pick cotton, they picked it or got a beating. The slaves were brought here unwillingly, bought and sold like cattle. They did what they were told to do to avoid punishment or death.
Asked in History of the United States, Slavery
Why was cotton so important in the south before 1860?
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What is an important agricultural product in viginia?
Asked in Century - 1800s
Why was cotton important to the south and north in the 1800s?
Asked in Colonial America
What cash crop was important to the economy of the southern colonies?
Asked in History of the United States, Cotton Gin
How was the cotton gin important?