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Why was cotton important during the industrial revolution?

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Answered Sep 18History
Hunter MillerI am a talented linguist, born in Colombia, I am a Spanish native speaker with a basic level in French and English as independent user.

Cotton demand in the UK exploded after the invention of machines in the 1700s, leading to huge increases in production and subsequent fall in price dramatically, making it affordable for the working class, who as a consequence of the increased demand, were able to ask for higher wages leading to even more buying power. This multiplier effect helped speed up the process of development during the industrial revolution.