Thursday, April 14, 2011

Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin/ Rebecca Rogers, Whitney Novick, Nathan Hamilton/ Tara's office

In 1793 in Georgia, Eli Whitney invented the cotton engine with good intentions of using less slaves for cotton sorting. His intentions backfired and made cotton a bigger industry that required more slaves to manually turn cotton sorting devices. Eli’s invention became popular in Georgia and many other southern states. The demand for slaves increased which tore the nation apart. 

 Slaves picking cotton from there field

 Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin

 a drawing of a cotton gin
  a photo of a cotton gin
 how a cotton gin work
 the finished produce of the cotton gin

a simple, home made cotton  gin

 artwork that shows a cotton gin

the gears that make the cotton gin work

a modern cotton gin

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