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13 1 growth of the cotton industry

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  • 1. CHAPTER 13: The South Section 1:Growth of the Cotton Industry
  • 2. COTTON BECOMES PROFITABLE Southern economy was bad Cotton was not profitable becauseof the seeds
  • 3. COTTON BECOMES PROFITABLE Then Eli Whitney invented thecotton gin • It removed the seeds quickly
  • 4. COTTON BECOMES PROFITABLE Southern cotton farmers becamerich
  • 5. THE COTTON BOOM Most southern planters began togrow cotton • The South became a “cotton belt”
  • 6. The “Cotton Belt”
  • 7. THE COTTON BOOM British and Northern U.S. textilesmills needed lots of cotton
  • 8. EFFECTS OF THE COTTON BOOM More slaves were needed to pickmore cotton
  • 9. EFFECTS OF THE COTTON BOOM “Cotton is King!” in the South The South became too reliant on asingle crop and slavery