How Did the Cotton Gin Affect Slavery?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 4:22:32 AM ET
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One of the major effects of the cotton gin on slavery was the increased need for slaves to keep up with the profitability that came with its invention. Before the gin was invented, cotton was not considered a money-making crop.

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