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Cotton gin


A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation.

Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney - Inventions - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin


Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin. Background. Eli Whitney and the Need for an Invention. As Eli Whitney left New England and headed South in 1792, ...

Civil War History: How the Cotton Gin Contributed to the Civil War


With the advent of profitable mass cotton farming, the South became economically dependent on slavery. When the South perceived a threat to slavery, ...

The Cotton Gin


Lesson by: Maureen Romero Teacher, 8th grade U.S. History BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Gin is short for the word engine. The cotton gin is an instrument to ...

Our Documents - Patent for Cotton Gin (1794)


Designed to separate cotton fiber from seed, Whitney's cotton gin, for which he received a patent on March 14, 1794, introduced a new, profitable technology to  ...

Africans in America/Part 3/Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin - PBS


click image for close-up, In October of 1793, Eli Whitney sent a drawing of his new invention, the cotton gin, to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson in application ...

Why was the Cotton Gin important? - American History - Quatr.us


Finally in 1793, just after the Revolutionary War, a young white man named Eli Whitney did invent a cotton gin that worked. It was a lot like the old churka, but it ...

The Cotton Gin in American History - About.com


The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney on March 14, 1794. This page looks at the background, historical significance, and interesting facts about the cotton ...

Cotton Gins | New Georgia Encyclopedia


The modern cotton gin, first patented by Massachusetts native Eli Whitney while in Georgia in 1793, is a simple machine that separates cotton fibers from the ...

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The Cotton Gin | The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop


Thumbnail of The Cotton Gin project. Eli Whitney and the Need for an Invention. As Eli Whitney left New England and headed South in 1792, he had no idea that  ...

The Cotton Gin


STUDENT READING: In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. He invented a cotton gin that was popular ...