How Did The Cotton Gin Affect The Economy

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When the Cotton Gin was invented, the South was the main area that benefited from it. The Cotton Gin increased the production of cotton which in turn meant that the South needed more slaves to manage and work the cotton production. The invention of the Cotton Gin led to a boom in the Southern economy and created a one-crop economy for the South. After the Cotton Gin, the South provided about two-thirds of the world's cotton supply. With the increasing slavery, there was a stress put on the relationship of the North and the South and their opposing views of slavery. While the South's economy relied on cotton and the Cotton Gin, the North had other plans to gain control once again. The North, an extremely anti-slavery section of America was

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