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  1. The Cotton Gin By Hersh Thapar

  2. What is a cotton gin? • A cotton gin is an invention that helps remove seeds from the cotton gin.

  3. Who invented the cotton gin, and when? • The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793.

  4. Why was the cotton gin invented? • The cotton gin was invented to solve the problem of the slow process of removing a seed from the cotton fibers. • This helped to lower the price and raise the demand of cotton. • It became an crucial part of the Southern economy. • In one hour, the cotton gin produced as much cotton as 100 slaves in one day.

  5. How does a cotton gin work? • A cotton gin, in simple terms, operates by turning the crank on the side of the gin. • By doing this, the cotton fibers and seeds are separated.

  6. Who was primarily impacted by this great invention? • Primarily, the Southern farmers were impacted by this invention because their income had increased. • There were more slaves, so African Americans were affected too.

  7. Resources • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4joqYycnqM • http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/academic/article/456913/...The-Co..