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Cotton Gin. By Chris Alvey. Eli Whitney. Born in Westborough, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765 Invented the cotton gin Invented interchangeable parts . Cotton Belt. Nickname given to the southern United States in the 19 th century where cotton was the main cash crop

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cotton gin

Cotton Gin

By Chris Alvey

eli whitney
Eli Whitney
  • Born in Westborough, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765
  • Invented the cotton gin
  • Invented interchangeable parts
cotton belt
Cotton Belt
  • Nickname given to the southern United States in the 19th century where cotton was the main cash crop
  • Extends from Virginia to eastern Texas
  • Cotton production declined in the 20th century
influence on slavery
Influence on Slavery
  • The invention of the cotton gin created a higher demand for cotton, leading to a higher demand for slaves.
  • Slaves did the job of planting, harvesting, and processing of cotton.
  • Slaves were often overworked and treated badly.
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