Eli Whitney's Inventions

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The cotton gin is one of the early centuries’ inventions that changed world history politically, socially, and economically, for good and for worst. It is supposedly said that Eli Whitney’s invention – the cotton gin came into existence after knowing of the cotton planters’ grief of the overwhelming burdening work it was to clean cotton seeds. Having been patented in 1794, the cotton gin increased cotton production form 3000 bales annually in 1790 to 400, 000 bales of cotton annually. During this time between 300 and 1000 tons were produced per slave daily. Upon Louisiana Land purchase in 1830, 4 million bales were produced annually, consequently this made a huge contribution to the national basket. Unfortunately; Eli Whitney faced a different

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