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Last edited at 2:10PM on 7/25/2013
I was in advanced United States History last year so I know a lot of in depth information. The Cotton Gin was created by Eli Whitney in year 1793. The purpose of the Cotton Gin was so it can remove the seeds from cotton. The Southern States were now able to remove seeds more easily inside of the cotton. Cotton became so valuable it began to be much difficult to even purchase them. The invention of the cotton gin impacted the south with the machine because with it, they got the job done quick and got a lot of money.
Before the cotton gin, the seeds in cotton had to be removed by hand and that took a lot longer. Once the gin was put into use, cotton could be processed much cheaper. That in turn made cotton cheaper to buy, which made clothes cheaper to make and buy. Because of that, the whole civilized world was suddenly able to buy clothes instead of having to make them themselves by hand. The demand for cotton skyrocketed (and so did the demand for slaves to work the cotton plantations in the US).