• The Impact of the Cotton Gin on Slavery in America

    Introduction to the Cotton Gin and Slavery The cotton gin was an invention that revolutionized the cotton industry in America. It was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 and enabled cotton to be processed much faster and more efficiently than before. The invention of the cotton gin had a profound impact on the institution of slavery in America. Prior to…

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  • The Missouri Compromise and Its Role in Causing the Civil War

    Introduction to the Missouri Compromise The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was a legislative agreement between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress. It was passed in response to the growing tensions over the expansion of slavery into newly acquired territories in the west. The compromise allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state and Maine…

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