Eli Whitney (Braeden Burton)

Cotton Gin

Cotton Gin

Removing seeds from cotton by hand was a tedious task and very insufficient. Eli Whitney's cotton gin made it possible to clean many pounds of cotton daily in 1794. Even though the cotton gin did reduce labor it didn't reduce the need for slaves, the slave population actually increased. They planted more cotton and bought more land.

Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney was born December 8, 1765 in Westboro, Massachusetts. He also created interchangeable parts. He manufactured 10,00 rifles for the U.S. military in two years. Muskets were generally unique but he made them the exact same so if it needed repair it could be done easily.