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Deforestation

the clearing away of forests

Agrarian

a person who favors an agricultural way of life and government policies that support agricultural interests

Plantation

a large area privately owned land where crops were grown through the labor of workers, usually slaves, who lived on the land.

Cotton gin

a hand-operated machine that cleans seeds and other unwanted material from cotton

industrial Revolution

The dramatic change in economies brought about by the use of machines to do work formerly done by hand. The industrial Revolution began in England in the late 1700's and spread to America and the rest of Europe

Industrialist

A person whose wealth comes from the ownership of industrial businesses and who favors government policies that supports industry

Immigrant

A person who moves from one country to another. Such a movement is called immigration