The crowning of King Cotton

The crowning of King Cotton

Removing seeds from newly picked cotton is not as simple as it sounds. Cotton is sticky when removed from the plant, and pulling the seeds from its grasp is difficult. Throughout the 1700s, cotton production was expensive because of the huge amount of labor necessary to remove the seeds.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did the South become the world's leading producer of cotton by the eve of the Civil War?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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