What Is The Importance Of Slavery In The 1790's

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As of the early 1700’s slavery did become more common in the United States. The slaves did usually work as farm hands to grow tobacco and indigo. But the slaves were not present in that huge number by the 1790’s. The thing that happened in the 1790’s was that the United States grew westwards the cultivation of cotton. Cotton was a plant that did become popular in the period. The demand for cotton did grow. Cotton was a hard plant to profit from. The separating of cotton seeds was hard work. The slaves would do it by hand. It would take many hours to separate cotton seeds from the cotton fiber and not that much of a profit. The slaves were mistreated for a minor mistakes. In 1793 a person invented a crop cutting machine. By that invented the southern states became a profitable industry. With the large areas of prime land the Southern states bought and transported slaves in record numbers. In order for them to work on their cotton fields. Approximately 1,000,000 slaves were moved west from the old southern to the new ones. Like to Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas to Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. …show more content…
With the high demand for cotton in the textile industry give rise to the need for workspace. To harvest the cotton. The did turned to a labor force they didn't have to pay the slaves. The slaves that were being transported to south were usually being ripped from their families and the surroundings. That they were familiar and comfortable to. After that the slaves faced a new life at their plantation. It was a very different environment they were used to. The slaves did face harder work. Such as clearing trees and planting crops. The great demand for the slaves produced 2 types of slaves rural and urban. The rural slaves worked on the plantation usually from dawn to