Cotton Gin

Hannah Smith, Mrs.Williams' Invention ad

            Get this useful easy and quick machine FOR ONLY 10 CENTS invented by Eli Whitney... The Slaves working the cotton gin they would first put the cotton bolls  into the top of the machine. Next, then they turn the handle, which turns the cotton through the wire teeth that combs out the seeds. Then the cotton is pulled out of the wire teeth and out of the cotton gin. They would put the cotton and seeds into separate barrels then ship them to the market and sell more with alot of time left.  The pros were more cotton in less time without getting hurt. But the cons were the more crops you grow the more slaves you would need. In 1793, Slavery was the biggest issue that was growing and growing.   

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