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Question 18 (4 points) (01.05 MC) Which of the following is the best explanation of why cotton was grown in the Southern colonies? (4 points) O a Ob Oc Od The Southern colonies had nutrient-rich dense soil and mild weather. The New England colonies did not have enough land to grow cotton. The Southern colonists enjoyed farming cotton more than other crops. The New England colonists were more highly educated than the South.


The optimal conditions for growing cotton can be found in the southern region, where the climate is suitable and the soil is highly nutritive. Explanation: Due to the favorable climate in the southern region, cotton crops are able to thrive and produce high yields. Additionally, the soil in this region has been enriched with nutrients that have accumulated over time, especially during the ice age when soil deposits were shifted around. These factors make the southern region a prime location for cotton cultivation.