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Allen Williams 2/16/11, 10-10:50 Eli Whitney Eli Whitney started inventing at a very young age. When he was fourteen he manufactured knifes and blades, and later women’s hatpins. He came from a New England farm family, went to Yale University, and then became a tutor on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Then Whitney invented the cotton gin and started manufacturing it in 1793. He was very important to the technological innovation that swept through
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Unformatted text preview: American manufacturing during this time. He contributed to the Industrial Revolution as well. The cotton gin was his most popular invention. The reason why it was important was that it increased cotton production, in the process helping make America as the number one cotton producer in the world. Through his cotton gin it made cotton production easier and stimulated the American market during the late 1700’s and early 1800’s....
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