Tobacco quickly began to put up profit and create opportunity in the Southern states, despite the factors that were hindering it.
The Cash CropJohn Rolfe, the man who brought the export tobacco to Virginia.
- In 1613, John Rolfe grew a new type of tobacco, that he had imported from the Caribbean. It was said to have been much sweeter the the tobacco natural to Virginia.
- Aztecs were seen smoking tobacco a century before Rolfe brought it to America, but they were his inspiration.
- Exports of tobacco multiplied from around two-thousand pounds in 1616, to over fifty-thousand pounds only two years later.
- The Caribbean was selling tobacco at six times the price of American tobacco, but despite that the colonies had found a new source of income and were content.