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Who Invented The Cotton Gin

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The cotton gin was a large milestone for the United States. It quickened the process of taking out the seeds in the cotton and gave more people a place to work. The man who invented the cotton gin in 1793 was Eli Whitney. This invention was very important to the American’s because cotton became in very high demand. First, the cotton would be put in the top of the machine which was called the conveyor. After that a worker, who in the 1800’s was usually a slave, would turn the handle which led the cotton into wired teeth. Larger cotton gin’s were usually run by horse power. These “teeth” would usually acts as a comb which would take out as many seeds as possible from the cotton. Most of the time there would still be a few seeds still inside
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