How Did Eli Whitney And Cyrus Impact On Agriculture

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Eli Whitney and Cyrus McCormick are two of the most impressive early inventors in United States history. Both inventors had huge impacts on the agricultural field with their respective inventions. Whitney’s cotton gin, which was created in 1793, revolutionized the plantation of the South. Similarly, McCormick’s reaper had the same effect on the North. The reaper had much of the same effect on wheat that the gin had on cotton, allowing wheat field to be picked in a fraction of the time after its use became widespread years after its creation for a neighboring farm in 1831. In addition to a huge effect on agriculture, they also had very seirious unintended consequences in slavery. The increased mechanization of the agriculture market, this deeply
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