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Eli Whitney vs. John Deere

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  1. Eli Whitney vs. John Deere By B. Riddick Founding Fathers Comparing and Contrasting PowerPoint Example

  2. Eli Whitney • Born December 8, 1765 in Westboro, Massachusetts • Studied at Yale University to be a lawyer and graduated in 1792 • Began working on Mulberry Plantation and learned of the manual labor needed for cleaning cotton • Whitney made a machine called the Cotton Gin that would quickly and effectively clean the cotton using hooks, wires and rotating brushes • This invention grew rapidly popular • Whitney was also know for inventing interchangeable parts to fit multiple guns using a machine that sliced metal and shaped it to mass produce • Married Henrietta Edwards • Died on January 8, 1825 in New Haven, Connecticut

  3. John Deere • Born February 7, 1804 in Rutland, Vermont • Began his career as a Blacksmith at age 17 • In 1837 he moved west setting up a Blacksmith shop in Detour, Illinois • Decided to make a plow to break through the thick heavy soil of the Prairie after having to make multiple repairs to the original plow made for the eastern US soft, sandy soil • By 1840, he had made 40 plows and sold them to local farmers and by 1846 he was producing 1,000 plows with his new partner Leonard Andrus • Married Demarius Lamb – 5 children; then Lucinda Lamb after her death – 4 children • Died May 17, 1886 in Moline, Illinois

  4. Eli Whitney Steel Plow Cotton Gin

  5. Similarities • Inventors • Manufacturers • Helped make a profit in the Southern US • Pioneers • Forms of both of their inventions are still used in mass production today

  6. Differences • John Deere • Didn’t go to college • Blacksmith • Started the company “Deere and Company” which is still in existence today • Acted as Major in Moline for 2 years • Eli Whitney • Went to Yale University • Mechanical Engineer • Created a working atmosphere in Whitneyville, Connecticut were workers could live in apartment type buildings

  7. References • http://www.biography.com/people/john-deere-9269591 • http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/39.html • http://www.biography.com/people/eli-whitney-9530201 • http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/152.html

  8. Your Presentation Should Include: • Date of Birth of each Father • Date of Death of each Father • 4 Pictures related to the topic • 5 Similarities • 5 Differences • No more and no less that 7 slides • Resource page with at least 3 resources • This will be taken as 2 TEST grades – Reading and Social Studies

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