Cotton Gin Positive Effects

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In the early 19th century, a substantial amount of inventions in the United States sparked a revolution in American society on a political, social, and economic level. For instance, during the late 18th century, the southeastern region of the United States was dominated by cotton, which was being mass produced and sold as a cash crop. In order to efficiently harvest said cotton, numerous Africans were imported to the United States for the practice of slavery. With the creation of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney in the year 1793, many thought that it would diminish slavery from the United States for it allowed cotton to be harvested more quickly and efficiently than ever before, meaning that it called for less manpower. Though in reality, the effects of the cotton gin were quite the opposite…show more content…
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