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Industrialization ProjectEli Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts.His father was a farmer but was also a talented mechanic and inventor; designing and building in his youth, a nail forge and violin.After graduating from Yale, Whitney moved to the South.His original plan was to work as a private tutor but decided to stay with Catherine Greene on her plantation.While he was here,he learned about cotton production and the difficulty the farmers had with making a living.“Some historians believe that Catherine Green devised the cotton gin and Eli Whitney merely built it and applied for the patent, since at that time women were not allowed to file for patents,” (N.A., N.A.“Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney” 2010) Eli Whitney applied for a patent on the cotton gin on October 28, 1793.He built the machine on Catherine Greene’s plantation called MulberryGrove near Savannah, Georgia.The cotton gin was invented for the purpose of removing the seeds from cotton plants.
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