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Running head: UNIT VII SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY (ELI WHITNEY- COTTON GIN) 1 Unit VII Scholarly Activity (Eli Whitney – Cotton Gin) Amber Parkinson Columbia Southern University
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UNIT VII SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY (ELI WHITNEY- COTTON GIN) 2 Unit VII Scholarly Activity (Eli Whitney – Cotton Gin) Over the years many inventions have been created that greatly impacted the United States. Among those inventions was one that sparked controversy across the Northern and the Southern parts of the United States. Such controversy that is still talked about decades later. The invention of the cotton gin, and the impact that it had on the United States remains a center-piece for the controversial topic of slavery, the civil war, and a large part of our history. Eli Whitney is an American inventor most famous for the invention of the Cotton Gin. The cotton gin is a machine used to separate the seeds from the cotton fibers, back then if it was a small cotton gin it was hand cranked while larger gins could be run by water or a horse team, making the task quicker and less time consuming. The cotton gin was invented in 1793 in the
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  • Summer '18
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  • Cotton Gin, Slavery in the United States, American Civil War, Constance M. Eli Whitney

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