Cleaning Cotton Made Easy
Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin!
The cotton gin was invented by an American called Eli Whitney in the year 1793. Eli liked to work in his father's workshop all through his childhood and adolescent years and showed great talent with machines and their mechanics. After completing his college, he headed south to a plantation in Georgia, owned by Catherine Greene. It was here that he learned about cotton production and the difficulty faced by the farmers to make a living.
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Quotes About the Cotton Gin
My slaves make about 500 pounds of cotton a day! That is amazing! Trey Williams, plantation owner
This invention has made cotton King in the South. Joseph Tidwell, plantation owner