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Cotton Gin

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The cotton gin, a machine that separates the cotton fibers from the seeds, revolutionized the economy of the early United States. Cheap, plentiful cotton spurred the cloth industry worldwide, encouraged invention and manufacturing in the North, enriched Southern plantation owners and vastly increased the number of slaves needed for planting and harvesting. Many believe that while Eli Whitney’s invention was a great boost for the Industrial Revolution, it may have inadvertently led to the Civil War.
It presupposes that an immigrant would choose to locate himself in a slave state where he would have to compete with 'free' slave labor.
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The Gin removed the cotton seeds easily and quickly so that the cotton could be processd into cloth far more rapidly. This invention alloud for 60 lb. of cotton to be produced in one day. Before, one person could get about 6-7 lb. of cotton a day.
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the slaves would have to spend their time separating seeds from cotton.
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The cotton gin removes the seed from the cotton so it can be harvested in the ground.
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The first cotton gin was invented in India during the 5th century, there is proof of this in the Ajanta caves. There is controversy over who invented the key element of the cotton gin, the wire hooks. Katherine Greene supporters cite the claim of a friend of a friend of the plantation foreman. Whi…
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The cotton gin made it possible for one worker to remove the seeds from 50 times as much cotton than he could removing the seeds with his hands. Contrary to Eli Whitney's intention, this increased the demand for slave labor.
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The cotton gin helped to clean the cotton fibers. It had comb like structures that rotated to take dirt, bugs, and othere things out of the fibers. This made it ready to be made into threa, using the spinning jenny.
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin late in the 18th century. It greatly reduced the manpower required to harvest the cotton plant.
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a machine that took seeds out of cotton.
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The Cotton Gin was a machine that quickly and easily separates the cottonseeds from cotton fiber. It helped farmers make more money and made production so much easier.
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The cotton gin (shortened form of engine) is used to separate cotton fibers from seeds. It is a wire screen with wire hooks that pull the cotton through the screen. The seeds, if not damaged can be used again to grow more cotton. This gin method can be traced to the 1st Century, evidence can be foun…
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Eli Whitney invented it in 1793 im not sure where yet im looking too (: hope this helps a lil bye
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It increased the growth of slavery because now they were able to process more cotton, which led to an increase in the amount of cotton farms, which lead to an increased need for slaves in cotton harvesting.However, the result was not importation of slaves, which had nearly ceased by 1800. Instead, i…
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Eli Whitney is credited with inventing the cotton gin in 1793.
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Eli Whitney.
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The cotton gin separates the cotton fiber, leaves, and trash from the seeds.
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Gin is an alchoholic drink, obtained by distilling ethyl alchohal of agricultural origin.
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In 1793 by Eli Whitney
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It was invented in 1793.
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The Cotton GIn was actually important because it helped people in the south
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Eli Whitney and I believe it was in 1794
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First, the cotton balls 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.
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The inventor of the cotton gin was Eli Whitney.
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In Southern GA. The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793. The cotton gin improved cotton picking by allowing more cotton to be picked.
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Eli Whitney invented two things:Interchangeable parts & the cotton gin
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A machine invented by Eli Whitney that separates cotton fibers from the seedpods. It is an easier way than separating the fibers from the pod by hand.
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The cotton gin is so important because it allowed farmers to plant and be more efficient at cotton farming
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin (engine).
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Cotton is important to us because we need it to make clothes.
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A version of it is still used but the current machines are much more sophisticated and efficient than the original.
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The invention of the cotton gin contributed to the rising tensions between the North and South. After the cotton gin was invented, the demand for cotton grew because it could be de-seeded faster. Well...who picked the cotton? Slaves. More cotton meant more slaves. Another reason tensions grew was be…
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The cotton gin changed the south because slaves did not have to do as much work. The cotton gin allowed the southerners to produce more cotton. It also increased the slave trade since more cotton could be produced and more workers were needed.
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the cotton gin during civil war so, BYE!
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Teh cost of Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin was $30. Back then 30 bucks was a lot of money so mostly the rich bought it.
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793 on the Mulberry Grove plantation in Georgia.
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According to the site Cool Things, Joseph Piazzek a Polish immigrant, purchased a gin in 1854. He paid $60 for it and $40 for shipping to Kansas. See the link below for more facts about cotton growing in Kansas.
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The cotton gin-American history-online classes
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He was an American inventor who invented cotton gin, this was one of the key inventions in the Industrial Revolution that shaped the economy of Antebellum Age.
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Before the invention of the cotton gin, the production of cotton for textile was very labor-intensive and uneconomical. The way a cotton boll grows, the fibers are interspersed with the seeds. To make useful material, the seeds would have to be picked from the bolls by hand which expended a great de…
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No, it was actually invented in 1793
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The Modern American version was invented by Eli Whitney Jr
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The cotton gin was invented in 1793 by Eli Whitney.
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin to revolutionize the cotton industry in the United States. Prior to his invention, farming cotton required hundreds of man-hours to separate the cottonseed from the raw cotton fibers. Simple seed-removing devices have been around for centuries, however, Eli Whitne…
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Sundiata Keita is considered to be the founder of the Mali Empire. He introduced cotton to the land and made great improvements in agriculture.
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Elie Whitney
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The demand for cotton had grown steadily with the development of the textile industries of New England and Europe.
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton Gin near Savannah in 1793.
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. It helped southerners speed up cotton production more quickly and economically.
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machine manufacture of muskets so that parts were interchangable. The family made their money from this process. The importance of the Cotton Gin overwhelmed other small inventions
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i dont know, i was wondering that too.
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.
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because cotton is good insulator
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The Cotton Gin dramatically changed life in the south, by impacting the lives of every cotton plantation owner, and in turn the whole economy of the south. The Cotton Gin is a machine used to separate cotton seeds from the fibers. This increased production dramatically, and suddenly it became much e…
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The inventor of the cotton gin was Eli Whitney
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Back then a cotton gin cost $30. Remember though that $30 was a lot and only rich people could buy it.
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the cotton gin was made in 1793.
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cotton gin was created to take the seeds out of cotton faster than picking the seeds from hand
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Look at these: http://www.teachingushistory.org/lessons/pdfs_and_docs/documents/TheImpactoftheCottonGin.htmlhttp://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/phillips.cottonginhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_ginhttp://www.essortment.com/history-cotton-gin-21220.htmlhttp://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/cot…
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The very first cotton gin was created by Eli Whitney. It used a combination of a wire screen along with wire hooks that helped pull the cotton through.
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It made American society better and it also helped America to be impressed by other countries.
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possibly where Eli Whitney was. probably in phillidelphia?
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It takes out the seeds from the cotton faster.
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I am not sure he designed it for a specific plantation, but he heavily depended on Catharine Greene, who owned a Georgia plantation, for financial support, so he might have designed it for her plantation.
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The cotton gin is used for the manufacture textiles like towels, cloth and blue jeans. It actually cleans the cotton, so it can be processed and used. The cotton gin used today is an improved version of the one previous.
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30 +years ago.
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It increased slavery because the masters needed more slaves to pick up the cotton. Because more cotton was being produced, there was a need for more slaves.
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The cotton gin was popular at the south. The south used it a lot because that is where most of the crops and cotton grew. They used the cotton gin to grow cotton but then it was hard to clean the cotton gin. This should help not the one before!!!!!
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created by Eli Whitney
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In 1794, Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin. The purpose of this machine was to make the gathering of cotton easier because this machine separated the cotton from the seed.
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The cotton gin made it possible to farm short staple cotton in the southern part of the United States.
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you can go to pictures.com and search cotton gin
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It was the first device to print the U.S. Constitution
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the cotton gin was improved more
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they were very hard working and influencial toward the develpment of the cotton gin thathey should havotten the patent but since hey werent very educated and they were black,all Eli Whitney had to do was put his name and his picture on it.
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The cotton gin came from the south .
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Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin actually changed the face of American agriculture. It lead to the invention of the McCormick Reaper and eventually to many more mechanized agricultural tools.
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A cotton gin is a machine that seperates the cotton fibers from the seed.
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The introduction of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney had a great effect on the plantations, as well as slavery. Before the cotton gin was invented, the production of cotton was a painstaking business. To remove the cotton fiber from the seeds took a great amount of time. Yet with the Cotton Gin, this p…
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none, it just made the slaves work faster and made the whites more money
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yes it did because it was the main crop in the south
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There have been many versions of the cotton gin throughout history, but the modern version of the cotton gin was created by the American inventor Eli Whitney, a man who was definitely not black.
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it divided the south from the parts who was pro-slavery and who was not pro-slavery. does anyone have a better answer?
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A) slavery revived and expanded
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The cotton gin allowed the growers to grow more cotton. Before the gin was invented the cotton seeds were hard to get out of the boll. The cotton boll is closely packed and very hard to get all the seeds removed and they had to do it by hand. The gin had teeth that when they were turned the handle i…
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To pluck cotton from the seeds faster and to do a better job at it too.
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It makes the work easier and faster. But not high quality.
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after the cotton gin was invented there was no need for slavery because they machine did all of the work -----Holy crap dude your dumb. (After the cotton gin was invented, slavery increased because there was a bigger demand for cotton.) Stop answering questions you don't know the answer to.
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Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in the year 1793The Cotton Gin was used for separating cotton fibers from the cotton seedThe Cotton Gin was invented in North CarolinaMore slaves were brought to America because manual labor was still required for planting and harvesting the cotton
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It was invented by Eli Whitney It separated cotton seeds from cotton It was used on plantations in the south Invented in 1793 in North Carolina It received its patent on March 14, 1794 *These facts are not interesting, their simply about the cotton gin*
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What grade are you in? (lol) I studied this... I'm glad to help you! - The cotton gin affected slavery because after the cotton gin was invented more slave owners wanted slaves in order to be able to organize the cotton. Since this machine worked really fast in the process of taking the seeds off …
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I think it still is in some parts, but in most places today there are more advanced items that makes it easier and particularly faster.
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the cotton gin was made of materials
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Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in 1798.
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Steel was develped first in the 13th century.
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Farming cotton required hundreds of man-hours to separate the cottonseed from the raw cotton fibers. A better method was required to harvest the crop and reduce expenses.
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