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The Cotton Gin Cotton grew well across the South, with planters relying heavily on slave labor. But the cotton bolls that slaves Harvesting crops on a New England farm in the 1830s. Children often helped with the work. 63 64 Early National America picked in the fields were littered with small, green sticky seeds, called staples. One slave might spend an entire day removing such seeds just to “clean” a single pound of cotton. Whitney invented a portable, tabletop contraption, which he called his “cotton engine” or “cotton gin” for short.
57 58 Early National America cent duty on imported woolen and cotton goods, as well as a 30 percent duty on imported iron products. The plan was to provide government encouragement of American manufacturing by blocking foreign competition. Slowly, the country was slipping further away from Thomas Jefferson’s dream and toward Alexander Hamilton’s reality. The United States was growing and expanding in population, as well as geographically. American movement and mobility meant new roads, new bridges, and dozens of new canals.
The agreement was signed in a Belgium monastery. The Senate ratified the agreement by mid-February 1815 and the war came to an official conclusion. The United States had not won the conflict, but, even more significantly, it had not lost it either. With the victory in New Orleans on everyone’s lips, Americans emerged from the conflict proud of their efforts, even if their capital had been destroyed. The war signified to many an end to problems with Great Britain. Indeed, the war represented a corner turned.