Question by  Matt12 (17)

What were cash crops during the American revolution?

I am studying American History and need some help.


Answer by  noonespecial (235)

Due to the difficult nature of the times, not least of which being the war with the British, anything that could feed the people without going bad quickly, such as corn and wheat, was very valuable during the American Revolution, as were crops that contributed to luxurious forms of living, such as tobacco and cotton.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The primary cash crops in the 1700s were tobacco and cotton. Tobacco was sold throughout the world, while cotton was shipped exclusively to England for processing into textiles. Other primary exports from the Americas were rum (from the Caribbean) and wood to England for use in building ships and furniture.

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