Interdependent Regional Economies Project

Interdependent Regional Economies Project

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  • I'm tired of spinning cotton into thread it is exhusting.I wish it was easier.
  • Although most white southerners worked their own small farms, plantation owners used slaves togrow such cash crops
  • Hey I'm Eli Whitney I saw my first cotton ball and I taught to myself “If a machine could be invented that would clean the cotton with speed” , “it would be a great thing…to the country.”
  • Whitney‘s cotton engine called the cotton gin for short, was a simple machine that used rotatingcombs to separate cotton fiber from its seeds.
  • The south was focing on cotton while the north was worry about building factories.
  • With white southerners putting all their money into land and slaves, they had little interest inbuilding factories.
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