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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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