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    The Articles Gone Un-Replaced What if the USA had not replaced the Articles of Confederation? SUMMARY: Created November 15th 1777 and ratified on March 1st 1781, the Articles of Confederation served as the United States first “real” constitution. This document stated that “the states remained sovereign and independent, with Congress serving as the last resort on appeal of disputes” along with making treaties, coining money and managing the military (“History”). Another issue presented with…

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    millennium BC on the Indus River. A woven and madder- dyed cotton fragments were found wrapped round a silver pot which is preserved by metallic salts which impregnated the cloth (Barnard N. & Gillow J., 1991: 41). India sent cloth to many countries even before the 17th century. India realized the importance of trading and the benefits it could give to the country.…

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    Land, the vast expanse of rocks and dirt that humans have fought and killed over since the first man claimed a cave of his own. Throughout the ages land has held the keys to the survival of the human race within its soil, water, and other essential elements. During the romantic era the American Dream was to own land. This is proved by looking through the historical lens in Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell in which the Civil War has destroyed the southern way of life, forcing the…

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    New inventions created during the Industrial Revolution, such as the cotton gin and steamboat, led to an increased requirement for cotton. The production of this raw material resided mostly in the South, which would then be transported to the North for manufacturing in factories. The 1800s marked an important time during this time period for the South because each decade showed a cotton production that was two times more than the first (Olsen-Raymer). Cash crops such as sugar…

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    In The White Scourge, Neil Foley addresses how the construct of whiteness in Texas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries affected the structure of society. Neil Foley is the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History at Southern Methodist University. His research concerns race and civil rights in Mexico and the American Southwest. Foley structures his book chronologically, beginning with the Texas Revolution in the first chapter and ending with the 1930s and 1940s. He focuses his study…

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    Cotton gin is short for Cotton engine. This new process of producing cotton contributed to mills in Great Britain and the American northeast. The innovation of machinery caused the south to become the world 's largest producer of cotton in during the time of the 19th century. This victory of the economy was followed by a human disaster as well. By 1820, a majority of the northern states completely prohibited slavery, but cotton led to a great amount of financial…

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    on tobacco, cotton, and sugar. These were also known as cash crops (Economy of the South 36). Second, since farmers didn’t pay slaves for their labor, their profits turn out to be falsely high (Economy of the South 36). Finally, because farmers were making so much money from growing cotton, they did not see the need to have manufacturing and industry. (Economy of the South 36). The two major cash crops, cotton and sugar, had an affect on the Civil War and the South’s economy.…

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    the cotton gin. The cotton gin was the most important invention during the 1800’s because it made the Southern states dependent on it slave labor, it boosted the American economy tremendously, and it forced Great Britain and France to side with the Confederacy during the Civil…

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    manufactured for high-fashion designers and affordable department stores as well. According to “How Everyday Things Are Made” (2008), turning cotton fibers to amazing blue, durable fabric takes three complex stages. The initial step in making denim is converting the cotton fibers to yarn. When farmers deliver the cotton fibers to the factory, workers who are receiving the cotton separate the fibers. The fibers are then fluffed and cleaned so they can be assembled and made to strands of yarn.…

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    Since cotton required large amounts of land to grow on, a nation had to be totally committed to its production to make any profit. Because South-Eastern America had large amounts of unsettled land, it made it the perfect place to grow cotton. This allowed cotton to become prevalent in these areas. Originally, the cotton was grown on small farms which eventually expanded into large plantations. Eventually, land was…

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