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ANNIE PRICHARD

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Stephen Spizarny

on 15 January 2018

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Transcript of ANNIE PRICHARD

THE COTTON GIN
BY: ANNE MARIE PRICHARD
THE COTTON GIN WAS INVENTED BY ELI WHITNEY IN 1793. THE NEXT YEAR HE GOT A PATANT FOR IT IN 1794.



THE COTTON GIN IS A MACHINE THAT SEPARATED THE FIBERS OF COTTON FROM THE SEEDS.
WHEN THE COTTON IS PICKED, THE SEEDS ARE REMOVED MECHANICALLY FROM THE FIBERS. THEN IT IS CLEANED, SPUN AND WOVEN INTO FABRIC.
EVEN THOUGH ELI WHITNEY INVENTED THE COTTON GIN, HE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A LAWYER. HE WENT TO YALE AND WAS A TUTOR TO PAY OFF DEBTS.
HE LATER DECIDED THAT HE WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING THAT MADE THE COTTON PROCCESS EASIER AFTER LEARNING HOW HARD IT ALREADY WAS TO MAKE CLOTHES.
HERE IS A PICTURE OF ELI WHITNEY.
HE DIDN'T KNOW IT THEN, BUT IT ENDED UP LEADING TO A MASS PRODUCTION OF COTTON. PEOPLE LATER GOT MORE SLAVES, AND BECAUSE OF THE COTTON GIN THE CIVIL WAR HAPPENED LATER.
ALL COTTON GINS WERE RUN BY WATER BECUASE THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY THEN. SO THE BUILDINGS WHERE THEY MADE CLOTHES WERE USUALLY BY A RIVER.
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