Teaching With Documents: Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin


Subject:
Crops , Business & Consumer Law , Notable People , Black Resources , Technology , Intellectual Property , Patents & Trademarks , Inventions & Inventors , Cotton , Inventors , African Americans , Biographies & Famous People

Description:
This lesson plan provides materials about the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney, in the context of learning about U.S. patent law. Features an essay about the invention and its effects on industry and on slavery, images of the patent documents, and classroom activities. From the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Publisher:
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/cotton-gin-patent/


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