The Cotton Gin

Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney

  • He was a Yankee from New England
  • He died on the year of 1825
  • He was born in Westborough, Massachusetts

How the Cotton Gin impacted society?

  • The Northern part of the United States bought more cotton and built more textile mills.
  • Cotton was much more easy to clean.
  • Farmers were able to plant more cotton.
  • The dependency on slaves had increased. Capital had been invested in slaves, not in transportation or factories.

About The Cotton Gin

  • Cotton gin is able to successfully pull out the seeds from the cotton bolls.
  • It makes the slaves not have to do as much work.
  • Could produce up to fifty pounds of cleaned cotton in a day.
  • Was invented in the United States in 1793.
  • Transformed cotton as a crop and the American South into the globe's first agricultural powerhouse.
How the Cotton Gin Changed America