Eli Whitney

By. Haley & Xavier

Where & when did he live?

Lived in the United States of America

December 8th, 1765- January 8th, 1825

Contributions to science and agriculture

In 1793 Eli Whitney, invented the cotton gin. The invention of the cotton gin turned upland short cotton into an extremely profitable product, and sending scientists into a flurry trying to find ways to grow more of the crop, faster.