Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney was an American inventor, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer. He is best remembered for inventing the cotton gin, an automated machine that separates the cottonseed from the short-staple cotton fiber.

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Industrial Revolution
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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Where did Eli Whitney go to high school at?

yale

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What president knew Eli Whitney?

Thomas Jefferson

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Manufacturing
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Cotton Gin

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 were Eli Whitney's biggest fears?

It appears he graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree.

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Cotton Gin

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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How did Eli Whitney's life change in America because of his invention?

Because he basicly added the need of slaves to an all time high. With this new machine, the cotton gin, there would be more slaves needed to make and get and fix the cotten.

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What year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton Jen?

He had the patent for it in 9174 but it could not be upheld in court until 1807.

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Cotton Gin

Where did the invention of the cotton gin take place?

In GA in 1794

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What killed Eli Whitney?

Cancer

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Cotton Gin

What if the cotton gin wasn't invented?

Then cotton spinning wouldn't be as effective.

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Cotton Gin

What year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton gin?

1793

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Manufacturing
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Cotton Gin

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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Pyramids

What commercial is Kirstie Alley best known for?

Kirstie Alley does the commercials for Jenny Craig weight loss.

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What was the overall impact of Eli Whitney's introduction of interchangeable parts?

A wide range of goods could be made more efficiently

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Did Eli Whitney's invention help Florida?

NO

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What did Eli Whitney invent?

Eli Whitney made the cotton gin and came up with the idea of interchangeable parts.

He was most famous for inventing the cotton gin, a machine that separated cotton seeds from the cotton fibers. It was revolutionary because now slaves didn't have to rip up their hands to remove the seeds and it also sped up the process of processing cotton a lot.

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Cotton Gin

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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History of the United States
Slavery
Eli Whitney
Cotton Gin

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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What do you put in a bucket to make it lighter?

In games: a torch.

In riddles: a hole.

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Elie Wiesel

What sorts of presents did Eliezer's father give him?

a knife, and a spoon. Thats all i know

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Finland
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What is Finland's nature best known for?

Lots of lakes, huge forests, and open widths.

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Neil Armstrong
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Whitney Houston

Was Eli Whitney black?

Yes

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What is the shield on the butt of a t barker shotgun?

A small brass plate inlaid for engraving of initials.

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How old is Whitney Cummings?

Comedienne and writer Whitney Cummings is 34 years old (birthdate: September 4, 1982).

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