Growth and Expansion. Economic Growth Westward Bound Unity and Sectionalism. Overview of the Industrial Revolution. Growth of Industry. not many colonial workers, so people learned to develop tools and methods to get work done and do it efficiently “American ingenuity”
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Growth and Expansion
Unity and Sectionalism
**for industrial growth, an economic system without a lot of government influence is necessary
Prior to the 1790s, a minor cotton economy had existed in some coastal areas of the South, particularly the Sea Islands. The sandy soils supported the growth of long-staple or black seed cotton. It was relatively easy to remove the seeds from this variety; devices with rollers to force out the seed had been used for centuries in India. The drawback with the long-staple variety was that it would not grow in the rich soils of the inland regions.
Short-staple or green seed cotton grew easily in the regions that would become the “cotton belt” of the interior South. Efforts to extract these seeds with rollers resulted in crushed seeds, which emitted an oil that ruined the fiber. http://www.u-s-history.com
*1790, 3,000 bales/yr 1820, 300,000 bales/yr
--West, southern farmers move seeking land, raised pork, corn, wheat (north of Ohio River)
Changes brought about by growth of cities:
*people left homes to earn a living
*people’s lives guided by clocks
*family life changes/children raised differently