13 1 growth of the cotton industry

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13 1 growth of the cotton industry

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

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