by yesenia Gutierrez
What it was
The cotton gin was a big part in the industrial revolution it made a pathway for farming in the south. This machine that made the cleaning process of cotton much more efficent
How it was helpful
Well to farmers it was helpful because instead of their slaves producing 1 pound of cotton each day they were making up to 200 pounds of cotton a day and the slave population increased very rapidly.
Some quotes about the cotton gin
- "NEEDED NOW!!!! SLAVES!! work for 10 cents a day "-Ray Cadilla plantation owner
- "Im earning money like crazy" - Geroge Delon ,Plantation owner