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  • Whitney's Invention Of The Cotton Gin
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    During the period between 1790 and 1850, the United States was rapidly changing. It was now a separate country with its own economy, laws, and government. The country was learning to live on its own, apart from England. There began to appear a rift between North and South. The North believing in the Puritan Merchant role model, and the South in the role model of the English Country Squire. The North traded with everyone, while the South traded primarily with England. The major crop in the South ...
  • Invention Of The Cotton Gin The South
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    The Cotton Gin Dustin Kerstin Section F 1 Cotton Gin In the late 1700's the slave population in the United States had decreased. Before the invention of the cotton gin the South, which could only make money by farming, was loosing money because it didnt have a major crop to export to England and the North besides tobacco and rice. However, these crops could be grown elsewhere. Cotton was the key because it couldnt be grown in large amounts in other places, but only one type of cotton that could ...
  • Cotton Gin And The South
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    Eli Whitney, one of the first great American inventors, who had a very interesting inventing period. It pretty much didn't happen. But I'll explain that later. I chose Eli for a very good reason: I knew absolutely nothing about him. Well, other than the given, he invented the cotton gin. I've always enjoyed researching inventors, so it was either Mr. Whitney, or Robert Fulton. Happily I chose Eli. From studying Eli I hoped to learn about some of his other inventions, what inspired him to invent,...
  • Inventor Of The Cotton Gin
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    Historians believe that one of the greatest pioneers in the birth of automation, American inventor, pioneer, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer Eli Whitney. Best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin. He made his first violin when he was only 12. Eli started college when he was 23, in 1788. He left for Georgia and got his first look at cotton business. He graduated from Yale in 1792, and went to Savannah, Georgia to teach and study law. After he graduated he went south to tutor the chi...
  • Useful As The Cotton Gin
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    Between 1815 and 1850... A national economy based on small-scale farming and local commerce matured into a far-flung capitalist marketplace entwined with world markets. (p. 362). How Include in your discussion the role of transportation and Industrial revolutions. What impact did this economic development have on American life Between 1815 and 1850 the United States which is only made up of small farmers and businesses (traders) began to grow. America had expanded itself to the pacific coast. Th...
  • Eli Whitney The Gin
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    Eli Whitney The Gin. The Guns. The Legend. By Mike Klage Honors English 11 Mrs. Wie he Elis Early Life Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts, on December 8, 1765, to Eli Sr. and Elizabeth Whitney. (Whitney) At the age of 12, Elizabeth dies, leaving behind Eli and 2 other children. This combined with having a stepmother within two years of his mothers death greatly effected Elis childhood. During the Revolutionary War, Eli started his first job. He decided to make nails, due to their...
  • Whitney's Cotton Gin
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    By 1790 slavery was on the decline in America. Apart from tobacco, rice, and a special strain of cotton that could be grown only in very few places, the South really had no money crop to export. Tobacco was a land waster, depleting the soil within very few years. Land was so cheap that tobacco planters never bothered to reclaim the soil by crop rotation -- they simply found new land farther west. The other crops -- rice, indigo, corn, and some wheat -- made for no great wealth. Slaves cost somet...
  • Invention Of The Cotton Gin
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    Eli Whitney Before the invention of the cotton gin, Americans would remove cottonseed by hand. Slaves were hired to complete this procedure. This would take a very long time and something had to be done. Later on, a man named Eli Whitney invented a device called the cotton gin. The cotton gin is a machine for removing the seeds from cotton fiber. His invention could produce up to fifty pounds of cotton each day. Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts in the year 1765. As a child, he was...
  • New Inventions And Technologies
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    Since the years after American colonization, the drive of technology and technological advances has been a large part of our history. There have been society-changing inventions that have made millionaires, thriving cities, and one of the world's most advanced countries. The fore mentioned inventions and expansions include the cotton gin, the market expanding telegraph, steamboat, canals, railroads, farming advances in the steel plow and McCormick reaper. But the most impacting invention is the ...

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