A belt and pulley system then separated the lint from the seeds. It revolutionized the cotton industry by making it more profitable. A machine was now used to remove seeds from cotton rather than having to remove them by hand. This allowed more cotton to be processed quicker which made production of cotton more efficient for farmers. Prior to the invention of the cotton gin, slavery was actually dying out in the southern United States due to how labor intensive the removal of seeds from cotton had become.
Eli felt like this invention was needed due to the process of cotton was a long enduring process that needed to speed up due to the high demand of cotton. To invent the cotton gin Eli analysed what the slaves were doing to remove the seeds from the cotton fiber and make it more proficient. He went through many trials and conquered some problems, but later figured out the problems. The cotton gin was then created. The cotton gin was created in 1793 by Eli Whitney.
Eventually, the south became very powerful. “However, the invention of the cotton gin took the South 's national economic dominance and transformed it into a global phenomenon.” (Jones, 2013, p.1). At that time the south became really influential. “Thus vital links developed between the profit motive which led to inhuman efforts to dehumanize Africa slaves, and the conception of the New World as an environment of liberation, opportunity, and upward mobility.” (Bordwich,
After the invention of the Cotton Gin, there as a greater necessity for persons and property, thus this made cotton the chief year’s produce of the South. The South was able to produce 7/8 of the worlds cotton supply. The South became more dependent on the planted field system and it’s full of force part, slavery. Notably, at that moment, the North was flourishing industrially. The North depended on factories and others
Most of the employees at the factories were immigrants from Europe. Many factories in the North began producing textiles (cloth). Also, many large cities were formed in the North. In addition, many Northern people found slavery a societal issue, however the South had an agricultural economy based on slave labor. The North believed slavery was morally
It affected the economy, social, and class system. By having the slaves work the plantations, it let the owners keep the money which in a way made slavery the mainstay of the economy. When the cotton gin was created it became the core of the social and political aspects of
The manufacturers were faced with maintaining a high crop yield, but luckily the Caribbean islands provided an ideal location for growing cane sugar. Once plantations were constructed yet another issue confronted the owners, cheap labor. For the plantations to produce large enough quantities of sugar to fulfill the demand, many slaves were necessary; thus, a successful slave industry arose with the aid of these wealthy entrepreneurs who hoped to own successful plantations. The absentee owners in England, Spain, and France became increasingly wealthy as the demand and industry for sugar
At age 14, she became a backup singer in the Michael Zager Band's single "Life's a Party". By the age of 15, Whitney had sang background vocals for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls. By the early 80’s, Whitney became a fashion model, the first women of color to grace the cover of a magazine. Whitney signed her first recording contract in 1983 with Arista Records, right after she had graduated Mount St. Dominic’s Academy. Whitney’s first album, released in 1985, was named “Whitney Houston”, selling over 13 million copies.
It can be argued that slavery in Latin America was not only more common; but also more brutal. Their lives were short and they were expected to live from five to six years, which was considered a large profit to the slave owners, as they were able to purchase new and healthier slaves with no financial loss. They were also heavily mistreated; being forced to work for hours under the scorching sun, with terrible living conditions and poor nutrition. Slaves were seen as barely human, and the loss of one only meant the loss of the slave owner’s financial gain. Sugar was produced by the masses, but it cost thousands of human lives.
The southern America needed slaves to work on large farm dealing with rice, tobacco, indigo, cotton, and sugar cane. Slaves in the North America region worked on small farms and those who didn’t have skills worked in factories and along the coast as fishermen, ship builders, craftsmen, and helpers. In 1750, there were about 200,000 slaves on the American soil; it grew so fast that fifty year later it quadruple it to 800,000. The African slaves that became a part of half of the population in the states of Maryland and Virginia outnumbered the south Caroline population. The population of the free black Americans expanded up to 40,000 throughout the colonies by 1700.