Eli Whitney

Cotton King

By: Reagan Melton

About Eli Whitney

  • Eli created the Cotton Gin on a trip to the South.
  • He was a tutor for children.
  • He was born on December 8, 1765.
  • He created interchangeable parts.
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The Cotton Gin

  • First, the cotton bolls were put into the top of the machine.
  • Next, you turn the handle, which turns the cotton through the wire teeth that combs out the seeds.
  • Then the cotton is pulled out of the wire teeth and out of the cotton gin.
  • The cotton gin helped many slaves.