Eli Whitney: Building The Cotton Gin Machine

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Eli Whitney was the first person to build the cotton gin machine in the 1700’s. This machine separated the cotton seed from the cotton fiber faster than the slaves could do. Whitney machine could clean up to fifty pounds daily making it very profitable for the South. A lot of men lost their jobs because of the cotton gin. But was needed more for clean up after the machine had come through the fields. Where it would have taken a crew of workers to separate the cotton in a day, it would that the cotton gin only minutes. Large acres of land were found to be filled with cotton, because farmers that grew food were forced to grow cotton. Because of this the food supply had decreased. Most of the South had started dependency on the price of
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