Civil War: The Cotton Industry

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Prior to the Civil War, cotton was the most exporting crop in American in the nineteenth-century. The weather and the soils in South were very well suited for growing cotton. The lands were relatively cheap as well, so there was many planters bought a lot of lands as they expanding westward. The South American could easily own a plenty of lands to produce a huge amount of cotton. Therefor, the South America had the largest cotton plantation to produce essential amount of cotton. During the time, the Europe heavily relied on raw cotton produced in America. Because of that, the cotton business had created many of rich people. The South America then was considered as the largest cotton industry in the world in the nineteenth-century. Most of cotton
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