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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Academic vocab: 13-3 Southern Cotton Kingdom Cotton gin: a machine that could remove seeds from cotton fibersCapital: money to invest in businesses Content Vocab: Consequences: resultsProcessed: prepared Key people: Eli Whitney: invented the cotton gin in 1793 William Gregg: a South Carolina merchant who opened his own textile factoryJoseph Reid Anderson: took over the Tredegar Iron Works, in Virginia, and made it the nations leading iron producers Rise of the Cotton Kingdom tap and hold to change this title text! Industry in the South industry developed slowly in the south because there was a boom in cotton sales, agriculture was really profitable, and there was a lack of capital planters wanted to sell enslaved or land to raise money to build factories market for manufactured goods in the South was smallsome southerner leaders wanted to develop industry in the regionmany argued the the South depended on the North too much for manufactured goods William Gregg opened a textile factory Joseph Reid Anderson took over the Tredeger Iron Works few canals existed and roads were poorSouth had few railroads, and they were short, local, and not interlinked By 1860 one third of the nations rail lines laid in the South in 1790 most southerners lived along the Atlantic coast in Maryland, Virginia , and North Carolina (Upper South)by 1850 the population spread inland to Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama , Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas (Deep South)economy was thriving but depended on slavery rice, indigo, and tobacco made up the South's main crops after the American Revolution, European Mills wanted cottonEli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793, which revolutionized cotton production by removing seeds from fibers produced cotton so quickly farmers wanted to grow more cotton to increase profitthe Upper South grew tobacco, hemp, wheat and vegetablesDeep South produced cotton, rice and sugarcane
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