For the purposes of this course, I define a well-developed paragraph as 5-8 sentences, including a topic sentence and supporting detail. Always use your own words. Do not copy directly from any source. Please click on Write Submission and then submit directly into the textbox provided. 1. Describe how the cotton gin transformed American slavery. What effect did it have on the westward expansion of slavery? What effect did it have on the antislavery sentiment that had developed in the wake of the American Revolution? What events in American history resulted from the rise of “King Cotton”? Would slaveholders have enjoyed the same level of prosperity or clung to slavery with the same tenacity had the cotton gin not been invented?