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Use this passage to answer the following question: The Cotton Gin Andrea Brecheen The cotton gin was one of the most amazing and tragic inventions of early America. The cotton gin is credited to the brilliant and creative American inventor Eli Whitney. Because Whitney's invention made cotton harvesting easier, it allowed farmers in the South to increase production. The cotton gin simplified the process of removing the cotton from the seeds, a process formerly done by hand. As a result, Southern plantations increased their production of cotton from 750,000 bales in 1830 to 2.85 million bales just 20 years later. Because of the increase in production, the farmers in South became even more dependent on cotton for revenue. This new reliance on cotton increased the need for slavery. More slaves were needed to farm the ever expanding cotton plantations. If Whitney had known the effects his invention would have on slavery, he never would have created it. Read the passage. Which sentence from the text expresses the author's opinion? "More slaves were needed to farm the ever expanding cotton plantations." "The cotton gin was one of the most amazing and tragic inventions of early America." "The cotton gin simplified the process of removing the cotton from the seeds, a process formerly done by hand." "Because Whitney's invention made cotton harvesting easier, it allowed farmers in the South to increase production."

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Addyjimenez

From what it seems, I have read this and I believe the answer to be, "The cotton gin was one of the most amazing and tragic inventions of early America." From my experience, I believe this is the answer because it is the starting sentence and there were no facts provided beforehand to support the claim that it was one of the most amazing and tragic inventions of early America. This answer also uses some of the basic rules of opinion statements. Such as using the term "most". Hopefully this helped! Happy studying!

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