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  1. Cotton Gin By Chris Alvey

  2. Eli Whitney • Born in Westborough, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765 • Invented the cotton gin • Invented interchangeable parts

  3. 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

  4. 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.