Cotton Gin

By: Molly and Maleah

Have you ever wodered why we need walk in closets these days?

Many years ago slaves had to pick out the cotton and seeds out of the cotton plant which had sharp edges and would cut there fingers until the cotton gin was invented in 1794.

Have you ever tried to make an invention to make things easier in the world?

Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin to help slaves take cotton out of the plants by handfuls at a time, which made cotton production faster.

How the Cotton Gin helps Americans today...

The Cotton Gin helps Americans today because making clothing is much more efficient. The Cotton Gin back in the old days was much slower, only a handful at a time. Now a days it is much faster, about 55 bails an hour. Most of the Americans clothing is made from cotton.