Cotton Gin

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Cotton Gin

The cotton gin is a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. By the mid-19th century, cotton had become America’s leading export. Despite its success, the gin made little money for Whitney due to patent-infringement issues. Also, his invention offered Southern planters a justification to maintain and expand slavery even as a growing number of Americans supported its abolition. Based in part on his reputation for creating the cotton gin, Whitney later secured a major contract to build muskets for the U.S. government. Through this project, he promoted the idea of interchangeable parts–standardized, identical parts that made for faster assembly and easier repair of various devices. For his work, he is credited as a pioneer of American manufacturing.

Accomplishments

1794- Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin.1765-1825 Eli Whitney's life span

Eli Whitney made the cotton gin which made it easier and quicker to produce cotton.He had a good reputation on producing cotton. Many americans supported his abolition

Lasting Impact

He made an invention that made it quicker and easier to produce cotton

Citations

staff, history.com. Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney. 2010. 19 Febuary 2014 .

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