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Eli Whitney's Invention Of The Cotton Industry

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Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin resulted in cotton becoming America's leading crop.
Within 60 years America's production of cotton quadrupled making cotton the primary export in the United States.
The growth of the cotton production due to the invention of the cotton gin resulted in the need for more textile mills in the Northern United States.
By 1860, the Southern states were providing two-thirds of the world's supply of cotton, and some historians claim it was the start of the Industrial
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