The Cotton Gin by Eli Whitney
– The Cotton Gin Can few pieces of wood, and some thin metal teeth, a wooden wheel and a few brushes go on to change an entire country in a negative fashion. The cotton gin did exactly this. It was an invention that was so simple, so efficient, that came along at the exact right moment, that it managed to revolutionize the world. It was invented by Eli Whitney while America was still barely 10 years old. At that time America needed a more profitable product to sell than tobacco. America was looking to make itself known in the global market….
The Cotton Gin and Slavery
– The Cotton Gin was an invention that allowed the mass production of cotton. Cotton was previously a very difficult crop to profit from, because of the long hours required to separate cotton seeds from the actual cotton fibers. This all changed when Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793, a machine that sped up the process, thereby making cotton farming a profitable industry for the Southern States. With large areas of prime land ready for crops the Southern states bought and transported slaves in record numbers in order to work on their cotton farms….
The Cotton Gin
– The Cotton Gin In the late 1700’s the slave population in the United States had decreased. Before the invention of the cotton gin the South, which could only make money by farming, was loosing money because it didn’t have a major crop to export to England and the North besides tobacco and rice. However, these crops could be grown elsewhere. Cotton was the key because it couldn’t be grown in large amounts in other places, but only one type of cotton that could be cleaned easily. This was long-staple cotton….
The Invention of the Cotton
– The invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the way cotton was produced throughout the United States. Although it was seen as genius invention at the time, the company responsible for selling the service of cotton ginning had major financial troubles throughout the years. The failure of Eli Whitney’s and Phineas Miller’s cotton ginning business was a result of overextension of obligations, and patent infringement, and success beyond imagining. While machines made to remove the seeds from long-staple cotton have been around for over 1500 years, Eli Whitney’s cotton gin was the first to separate the seeds from the fibers of short-staple cotton….
History of the Cotton Gin and Its Influence on the United States
– In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a machine that helped the history of the United States. He invented the cotton Gin. The Cotton Gin is one of the most famous, and most useful inventions in American History. It made harvesting Cotton much easier and far more efficient, but also had a negative effect by increasing the demands for slaves. This experience led to greater improvements by the 21th century. “When Eli was a young man, he worked on a Georgian plantation. He notices the trouble the slaves were having picking seed from cotton bolls….