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Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin 1793

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  1. Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin1793 By Nathan Hyre Period 5

  2. Facts about Eli Whitney • Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765. • He died on January 8, 1825. • Whitney attended Yale university and he graduated in 1792. • He created the Cotton Gin a year after graduating from college.

  3. The Cotton Gin • The Cotton Gin is a machine that automated the separation of cotton seed from the short staple cotton fiber. • It could generate up to Fifty pounds of clean cotton daily, and was considered one of the best inventions of its time.

  4. Eli Whitney’s Business Failures • Although Whitney was the creator of the first Cotton Gin he was unable to patent his original design. • Because of this, he could not prevent others from building similar machines, and copies of the Cotton Gin sprang up all over the U.S. • Whitney also was unable to earn any money off the Cotton Gin.

  5. Effects of the Cotton Gin • The Cotton Gin revolutionized the cotton industry. • Before it farming cotton required hundreds of hours of human labor. • After the Cotton Gin a lot less slaves were needed in the South to farm cotton. • In turn the Cotton Gin helped rid of slavery in the United States.