Exam 2 - JIN LIN HISTORY 1103 Instructor Michael Farley Logan I Essay(1 Economic systems In 19 century the per capital investment in north was $57 $12

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JIN LIN HISTORY 1103 2016/12/21 Instructor: Michael Farley Logan I. Essay: (1) Economic systems: In 19 century, the per capital investment in north was $57, $12 in west. And $77 in south, is the most abundant areas of slavery and land. Planting cotton is one of the ways to improve the economy of the south and the south grew more cotton than food. The cotton plant can produce cotton ball for selling to make money. People in the south planted long-staple cotton, which means long fibers. When workers waiting for the leaves surrounded the cotton ball to dry to peel, there was a problem in picking and cleaning the cotton. Because the dry leaves were easy to hurt fingers. In addition, the seeds of the cotton was easy to break into pieces and individual workers need had the long-time process repeatedly to pick out the little black seed inside the long stapled cotton ball. A worker can produce about 50 pounds a day, but this amount is not enough. As a result, the long stapled cotton was costly because the way to produce was a time- consuming process. Fortunately, Eli Whitney traveled from north to south in 1793 and brought the Gin machine and a cotton machine to pick out the black seeds and produce clean cotton ball quickly. There is also another cotton plant, the Mexican strain, which has shorter fibers, the seeds will not be broken into pieces. The leaves of the Mexican strain were not
surrounded the cotton ball because the cotton ball on the top of the plant, so they wouldn’t hurt the worker’s finger. (2) Social structures: American society urbanized drastically during this era. Millions of people began to move to the cities. For southern social, slavery trader was ends 1807. The natural increase is 1800:1 million, 1820:1.75 million and 1860:4 million for slave families. And “Up Country” white society, the 1/3 versus 2/3 are means up country/ white trash. For planter responses, the first phenomenon in “Southern democracy” is that sheriffs’ life stock, it has 30 days is deadline and has the opportunity to get rich.

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