Cotton gin by Eli Whitney

by: Volleygirl101

This invention above lead to problems, read below to find out what that problem is.

The inventor of this cotton gin, Eli Whitney, made very little profit off of his invention, due to patent infringement. This invention also lead to the growing of slavery; it provided southern planters the need to maintain and expand upon slavery. They people felt that they needed more cotton to create more items, which lead to bigger and more cotton crops. Eli wanted a more sufficient, yet faster way to remove the seeds from the cotton. This invention didn't just cause bad problems. Seeds were pulled faster, work was done quicker, and the cotton culture went up. As Eli was younger he watched his father work hard as a farmer, this is the reason for Eli to create the cotton gin.  

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