Antebellum South Case Study

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American History Assignment # 6 What were some of the key characteristics of the Antebellum South? Why were these significant? The colonies along the east side of United States during the “plantation era” became known as the New England, the middle and the southern colonies. The southern colonies during this era developed a strong agriculture economy. The initial money making crops for the southern colonies were cotton, rice, sugar and tobacco. Cotton eventually became the big money making crop and major export to England, due to the ideal environmental conditions and large amount of land that was available after the Indians were relocated. Because of the large quantities of cotton that could be produced, the south had to expand its labor
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