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, he had no idea that within the next seven months he would invent a machine that would profoundly alter the course of American history. On his way he was told that there was only going to be half of the pay as promised so he chose to go along with a woman called Catherine Greene. Record the time for each student, then total the times. The effects of the cotton gin were obvious to the plantation owners and the textile factories in the Northeast and Europe. Circulate to assist with challenging vocabulary. After that he didn't have anymore serious problems.
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Toward the end of the Revolutionary War, Sea Island cotton was grown along the southern coast. A person could produce 50 times the amount of cotton previously produced, with the cotton gin. Show students the cotton gin and demonstrate how it works. Finally the cotton is pulled out of the wire teeth. When Eli Whitney introduced the Cotton Gin which was able to comb out the thorns the cotton business blew up. In 1790, English cotton imports rose to 28,000,000 pounds.
In 1810, Francis Cabot Lowell visited the textile mills in England. And when it came time to discuss the expansion of slavery into new territories, and when the abolition movement picked up steam in the Northeast, these were seen as direct threats to the Southern way of life itself. Put all their cotton lint together to see how much there is. Demand was fueled by other inventions of the Industrial Revolution, such as the machines to spin and weave it and the steamboat to transport it. Create a class analysis on the overhead using their responses. Effect:More cotton could be cleaned each day Cause: Since more cotton could be cleaned each day.
Southerners depended on slave labor to provide much of that extra work force. Small domestic farmers with possibly a handful of slaves and a modestly sized plantation grew into powerhouses that used hundreds of slaves and acres of land for the sole purpose of growing cotton. The resulting increase in cotton production dovetailed with other Industrial Revolution inventions, namely the steamboat, which greatly increased the shipping rate of cotton, as well as machinery that spun and wove cotton much more efficiently than it had been done in the past. Families were often split up as children were born specifically to be a marketable product and ended up being sold to other plantations to meet the increased need. Break the students into cooperative groups.
Farmers throughout Georgia resented having to go to Whitney's gins where they had to pay what they regarded as an exorbitant tax. Call on student to summarize who Whitney was and what his important accomplishments were. First of all, it is the easiest type to work with because the seeds are smooth and relatively easy to remove. Industrialization in the boundaries between countries regarding trade. I also have recommended to parents that they take their children to visit some of the cultural institutions, such as Brattonsville, the State Museum, and the Confederate Relic Room. Other countries, especially the United States, did not industrialize because Britain contained its ideas. Whitney knew that if he could invent such a machine, he could apply to the federal government for a patent.
My primary source of information was the fourth grade text. The cotton gin made processing cotton easier, faster, and more efficient. It also kept theSouth more agricultural than the North which was beginning toindustrialize in the early 2098th century. Epilogue While Eli Whitney is best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin, it is often forgotten that he was also the father of the mass production method. I had them write them in their notebooks and periodically turn back and respond.
From 1790 until Congress banned the importation of slaves from Africa in 1808, Southerners imported 80,000 Africans. With all this new land and slaves being purchases the south became a cotton empire not to mention production was aided as the western frontier opened and the north's industrial advancement. The socioeconomic disturbance caused due to Eli Whitney's cotton gin became one of the prime causes of the Civil War. In 1812, English imported 63,000,000 pounds of cotton. An environmental impact of the cotton gin was that is made cotton the country's number one export and for that they needed bigger and more cotton field. Artifacts of cotton cloth have been found in Mexico, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, around the Indus River, and along the coast of Africa. There are three types of cotton fibers staples : long-staple, medium staple, and short-staple cotton.
One of these inventions that affected us the most was the Cotton Gin. This makes history come to life for them. We talked briefly about how historians gather information. Give each group a student-friendly version of the and a. Suffice it to say it had been a long, long time.