The antebellum period also known as the 50-year period was the time perid before the American civil war. the war that changed slavery
cotton in the south was a very slow process and the people needed more cotton. Later the "cotton gin" was invented. it made the whole make the cotton process a lot easier. it effectetd the profit so much that the Lowcountry wanted to join forces with the upcountry
the effect of the cotton gin affected farmers all over the state and cotton became easy to make. because of that reason, cotton became the number one cash crop and nicknamed "king cotton"