The Invention Of The Cotton Gin: Eli Whitney

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The Cotton Gin The cotton gin, one of the most important inventions for the south. It all started a long time ago when Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. The problem with picking the cotton gin was slaves had to separate the cotton from its seed which was difficult. Even though the Cotton Gin was created to make slave labor easier it counter acted. In my opinon without the cotton gin slavery might not have lasted as long as it did. It began with Eli Whitney when he was born in 1765, he noticed the slaves having a hard time picking the tough cotton from its sticky seed. So when he got older and smarter he invented the Cotton Gin so they wouldn’t have such a hard time with it. The Gin was a simple machine that had a big impact on the South.

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