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What did Lincoln do about the ban on cotton?

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Hello Deondre! So Lincoln sold the land or gave the land to freed slaves. In many ways he tried to cash in on the cotton trade whilst also pushing forth his political stand points.

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Cotton had become an important point of discontent during the Civil War. It posed both an issue for both the North and the South. Lincoln helped the issue by giving land to the freed slaves allowing them to harvest cotton. Cotton was king in the south and by allowing the newly freed slaves to farm their own land and cotton he effectively was able to bring the cotton market back to life and stop the Confederates from creating a cotton embargo.

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Lincoln persuaded European importers that his blockade of slave picked cotton was a legitimate tool in defeating the Confederacy and restoring the union

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