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The cotton gin, patented by American-born born inventor Eli Whitney inrevolutionized the cotton industry by greatly speeding up the tedious process of removing seeds and husks from cotton fiber. As one of the many inventions created during the American Industrial Revolution, the cotton gin had an enormous impact on the cotton industry, and the American economy, especially in the South.
Unfortunately, it also changed the face of the slave trade — for the worse. Born on December 8,in Westborough, Massachusetts, Eli Whitney was raised by a farming father, a talented mechanic, and inventor himself.
After graduating from Yale College inEli moved to Georgia, after accepting an invitation to live on the plantation of Catherine Greene, the widow of an American Revolutionary War Mannerheim - Grunt / Cloama - Valkoinen Kuolema / Belyi Smertz. On her plantation named Mulberry Grove, near Savannah, Whitney learned of the difficulties cotton growers faced trying to make a living.
Forced Шалманчик - Валерий Шунт, Владислав Синицкий - Лагерное Танго do the job by hand, each worker could pick the seeds from no more than about one pound of cotton per day. Shortly Argue And Grin - Harm - The Nine learning about the process and the problem, Whitney had built his first working cotton gin.
Argue And Grin - Harm - The Nine versions of his gin, although small and hand-cranked, were easily reproduced and could remove the seeds from 50 pounds of cotton in a single day. The cotton gin made the cotton industry of the south explode. However, the invention also had the by-product of increasing the number of slaves needed to pick the cotton and thereby strengthening the arguments for continuing slavery.
Cotton as a cash crop became so important that it was known as King Cotton and affected politics up until the Civil War. Eli Whitney's cotton gin revolutionized an essential step of cotton processing.
These and other advancements, not to mention the increased profits generated by the higher production rates, sent the cotton industry on an astronomical trajectory. By the middle of the s, the United States produced over 75 percent of the world's cotton, and 60 percent of the nation's total exports came from the South.
Most of those exports were cotton. When he died inWhitney had never realized that the invention for which Argue And Grin - Harm - The Nine is best known today had actually contributed to the growth of slavery and, to a degree, the Civil War. While his cotton gin had reduced the number of workers needed to remove the seeds from the fiber, it actually increased the number of slaves the plantation owners needed to plant, cultivate, and harvest the cotton.
Thanks largely to the cotton gin, growing cotton became so profitable that plantation owners constantly needed more land and slave labor to meet the increasing demand for the fiber. From tothe number of U. Fromuntil Congress banned the importation of slaves from Africa inthe slave states imported over 80, Africans.
Bythe year before the outbreak of the Civil War, approximately one in three residents of the Southern states was a slave. Though patent law disputes kept Whitney from significantly profiting from his cotton gin, he was awarded a U. At the time, guns were built one-at-a-time by skilled craftsmen, thus resulting in weapons each made of unique parts and difficult, if not impossible to repair.
Whitney, however, developed a manufacturing process using standardized identical and interchangeable parts that both sped production and simplified repair. Share Flipboard Email. Martin H. Kelly is a former history and social studies teacher, and the author of two history books, one on Colonial life and the other on American Presidents.
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