In the mid 1800s, much of the South remained agricultural rather then moving toward manufacturing. Many farmers relied on cotton as their main crop. Which of the following explains their reason for doing so? (A) Textile mills in Europe were expanding and demanding all the cotton they could get, which raised the prices they are willing to pay. (B) Cotton was the only crop that would grow on their land. (C) The price of cotton was falling, so farmers grew more in order to make what they previously earned. (D) Manufaturing offered the oppurtunity to earn greater wealth but cotton production was easier.

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