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Transcript of Yaseen Orabi
Producing Tobacco was very difficult as tobacco is very labor-intensive crop that would take almost a year to produce. The farmer started the process by creating seed beds and then planting the tobacco deeds in early as January. The young plants were moved to larger fields and each plant was cared for as it grew; tobacco worms would have to be removed ans the plants topped as they grew. By the end of August or early September the tobacco was harvested. The hole plant was cut down and the leaves where left to wilt before being taken to the tobacco barn to be hung and cured for 6-8 weeks
Introduced tobacco to the Europeans
On October 15, 1492, Christopher Columbus was offered dried tobacco leaves as a gift from the American Indians that he encountered. Soon after, sailors brought tobacco back to Europe, and the plant was being grown all over Europe.
Important to the southern colonies
Once tobacco was grown in the Colonies, plantations became very important to the economy of the southern colonies. Plantations also grew other cash crops like rice, and indigo. The first plantations were usually built along a river. Tobacco was the cash crop back then.
When Tobacco Started
Tobacco has a long history from its usages in the early Americas. It became increasingly popular with the arrival of the Europeans by whom it was heavily traded. Tobacco was first discovered by the native peoples of Mesoamerica and South America, and later introduced to Europe and the rest of the world. Tobacco started growing 1612. Farmers started the process by creating seed beds and planting the tobacco seeds in early as January.
What was tobacco used for?
The importance of tobacco to
the southern economies.
Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and flavored shisha tobacco. They can be also consumed as snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco and snus. Also they used tobacco for medicine. Also the biggest reason is to trade.