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cotton gin

Nick Turner

on 29 April 2010

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The Cotton Gin By By Nick Turner The cotton gin affected the textile industry, agriculture, and southern slavery greatly and the Industrial Revolution would not have flourished without it. -jeans
-some shirts
Before the gin, cotton was hand picked and separated Now gin could seperate the cotton from outside of plant Effects on textile industry Effects on south/agriculture -made more products
-easier to produce clothing
-huge boost in cotton industry,
was used more in the revolution. Effects on slavery -got the south more involved in the Revolution
(made cotton main crop in south)
-South became dependant on plantations, called for more slaves
-south had ports to ship cotton to other countries
-more slaves needed to pick the cotton
-many immigrants coming to America were forced
into slavery
-as plantations grew larger, even more slaves were needed
-led to civil war
“One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion.”
-Eli Whitney

Invented by Eli Whitney -Boosted the textile industry greatly
and helped make cotton an important crop
-Boosted plantations in the South, and helped south
get more involoved in the Revolution
-Boosted slavery (especially in south) and led to Civil War
Works Cited

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ed. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999

World of Invention. Ed. Kimberley A. McGrath and Bridget Travers. Online ed. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006



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