Cotton Gin

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.

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Cotton Gin

Why did the Industrial Revolution cotton gin fail?

The cotton gin did not fail. It worked too well.

This brilliant invention by a young student on his first visit to the South turned cotton into America's biggest export, earned huge wealth for the planters and caused the arrogant attitudes that led to the breakaway Confederacy and the Civil War.

It also created a need for more and better textile machinery to make cotton cloth, sparking inventions in many countries and advancing the Industrial Revolution.

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What was a disadvantage of the cotton gin?

The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney and made cotton a much more profitable crop. Ten times the amount of cotton could be picked. Because of how profitable the cotton gin made cotton as a cash crop the demand for slaves continued. Eli Whitney said himself that he regretted the invention because of the increased demand for slave labor. The invention of the cotton gin was a major setback for the abolitionist movement. If this had not been invented slavery would have most likely been ended fifty years earlier.

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What problems were solved by the cotton gin?

It took a lot less time to take out the seeds with the cotton gin than it did with hand.

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The Southern US states became the world's greatest cotton-producing region partly as a result of?

The cotton gin was an invention of Eli Whitney. This machine saved time by removing seeds from cotton plants, thus saving labor. As the textile mills of the world, including those of the New England states needed cotton, the cotton gin allowed for the faster processing of the cotton plant to feed the overwhelming demand for cotton.

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Why was the cotton gin important?

The cotton gin made it possible to farm short staple cotton in the southern part of the United States.

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What machine can do the work of 50 people?

Well, if you're asking this from your Social Studies weekly (Week 21) The answer is Cotton gin, you can find this answer in the article titled "Unintended Effects."

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Where did the invention of the cotton gin take place?

In GA in 1794

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Is the cotton gin still used today?

A version of it is still used but the current machines are much more sophisticated and efficient than the original.

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What if the cotton gin wasn't invented?

Then cotton spinning wouldn't be as effective.

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What year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton gin?

1793

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What was the cotton gin used for?

A machine that separates the seeds, seed hulls, and other small objects from the fibers of cotton.

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What are some disadvantages from the cotton gin?

In another amazing coincidence, just as slavery looked to be dying out, the invention of the cotton gin caused an economic resurgence in the South that revitalized the whole plantation system. it increased the amount of cotton that could be picked. Because of how profitable cotton became as a result of the cotton gin. It became a a cash crop the demand for slaves increased in areas and continued in others. The invention of the cotton gin was a major setback for efforts to abolitionist slavery.

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How did the cotton gin help in the industrial revolution?

it speeded up the process of cotton cleaning by 50 times. it increased the number of cotton produced and the number of slaves needed

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Should you capitalize cotton gin?

no

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Why did Eli Whitney's cotton gin lead to the spread of slavery into more of the South?

The cotton gin made cotton production more profitable, as long as the slave labor remained. More planters pursued larger profits under the plantation system.

It made the cotton trade so profitable that Southern leaders were strongly motivated to preserve slavery and extend it, if possible.

Growing cotton became more profitable, growers expanded crop acreage, and more slaves were needed to grow the cotton.

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If there had been an active immigration movement to the South before the cotton gin was invented could slavery and the Civil War have been prevented?

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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What has replaced the cotton gin in the 21st century?

the cotton gin is still used 2day. it is just more advanced now

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How did the cotton gin change Southern life?

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 easier to grow and prepare bales of cotton. The faster production of cotton meant that more cotton could be grown, and in turn cotton became less expensive. More people could afford to switch their clothing from flax to cotton. Before cotton was only for the rich. Unfortunately, there was a downside to the start of the Industrial Revolution. More cotton grown meant that more slaves were needed to grow and harvest the cotton. This made it so that nearly one-third of all southerners were slaves.

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Why did the cotton gin lead to slaves becoming more valuable than without the cotton gin?

The cotton gin increased the rate at which the seeds could be removed from cotton. More slaves were needed to pick the cotton to pace with the cotton gin's output.

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Is the cotton gin in use today?

idc

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When and where was the cotton gin invented?

Eli Whitney invented it in 1793 im not sure where yet im looking too (: hope this helps a lil bye

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How was the mechanical cotton picker helpful in saving cotton as an important US crop?

made on a pland from alex breakwell

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What did the cotton gin do?

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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What were the cause and effect of Eli whitneys cotton gin?

Cause : Cotton Gin was invented

Effect : Cotton gin took seeds out of the cotton easily and quickly and cheaply.

Cause: Since cotton could be cleaned easily, quickly, and cheaply...

Effect:More cotton could be cleaned each day

Cause: Since more cotton could be cleaned each day...

Effect : More cotton could be grown

Cause : Since more cotton could be grown...

Effect : More slaves were needed to tend the cotton crop and to pick it.

Cause : Since more slaves were needed to pick and tend the cotton crops

Effect : Slavery drastically increased in the South and more slaves were bought.

Cause: Since it cost money to buy slaves...

Effect: Southern plantation owners tied up their capital in slavery

Cause: Since Southern plantation owners were spending all of their money on slaves...

EFfect: They didn't have any money left over to build textile mills for their cotton or roads to transport their cotton

Cause : Since the South didn't invest their money in textile mills to mill their cotton...

Effect : The North built the mills and bought the cotton - new spinning and weaving machines as well as cheap child and female labor made these mills highly profitable.

Cause: Since the North was investing their money in mills such as cotton mills...

Effect:They were producing a large and varied amount of goods.

Cause: Since the North was producing a large and varied amount of goods

Effect : They also built roads to transport their many and varied goods that were produced in these mills.

Effect # 2: They also resented cheaper imports of the products and goods that they were making from England since people wanted to buy the cheaper goods rather than their more expensive domestic products.

Cause: Since the North had the factories and mills and transportation system...

Effect : They had a huge advantage over the South when the Civil War began.

Cause: Since the North didn't want people buying the cheaper imports from England...

Effect : They placed tariffs (taxes on exports) on the cheaper products that were being imported.

Cause: After placing tariffs on the imported products...

Effect: The price of these products rose accordingly

Cause: When the prices of these imported goods rose...

Effect: The South resented the price hike.

Hope this helps! There is more but I am tired of writing. Besides I need a web format now. Cause : Cotton Gin was invented

Effect : Cotton gin took seeds out of the cotton easily and quickly and cheaply.

Cause: Since cotton could be cleaned easily, quickly, and cheaply...

Effect:More cotton could be cleaned each day

Cause: Since more cotton could be cleaned each day...

Effect : More cotton could be grown

Cause : Since more cotton could be grown...

Effect : More slaves were needed to tend the cotton crop and to pick it.

Cause : Since more slaves were needed to pick and tend the cotton crops

Effect : Slavery drastically increased in the South and more slaves were bought.

Cause: Since it cost money to buy slaves...

Effect: Southern plantation owners tied up their capital in slavery

Cause: Since Southern plantation owners were spending all of their money on slaves...

EFfect: They didn't have any money left over to build textile mills for their cotton or roads to transport their cotton

Cause : Since the South didn't invest their money in textile mills to mill their cotton...

Effect : The North built the mills and bought the cotton - new spinning and weaving machines as well as cheap child and female labor made these mills highly profitable.

Cause: Since the North was investing their money in mills such as cotton mills...

Effect:They were producing a large and varied amount of goods.

Cause: Since the North was producing a large and varied amount of goods

Effect : They also built roads to transport their many and varied goods that were produced in these mills.

Effect # 2: They also resented cheaper imports of the products and goods that they were making from England since people wanted to buy the cheaper goods rather than their more expensive domestic products.

Cause: Since the North had the factories and mills and transportation system...

Effect : They had a huge advantage over the South when the Civil War began.

Cause: Since the North didn't want people buying the cheaper imports from England...

Effect : They placed tariffs (taxes on exports) on the cheaper products that were being imported.

Cause: After placing tariffs on the imported products...

Effect: The price of these products rose accordingly

Cause: When the prices of these imported goods rose...

Effect: The South resented the price hike.

There is more to this but I am tired of writing them. Hope this helps!

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