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One man and a horse will do more than 50 men with the old machines NATIONAL ARCHIVES Eli Whitney would of said But his major accomplishment was the invention of the cotton gin This is to show all the help and a little bit of hurt that this man created for this new America On a small farm near Westborough Massachusetts Great Lives 222 on December 81765 a little boy was born right before the Revolutionary War His name was Eli Whitney He obtained as the oldest of four But later after collage he would invent something that would help and hurt the lives in America At the age of 23 he decided to go to Yale for collage He was known to be a Natural Philosopher Great Lives 223 When he was in collage met a woman named Catherine Greene Great Lives 228 later she would become known as his manager and would also introduce to him his partner After collage he moved to Georgia to become a tutor and thus his cotton curiosityCotton was and still is a major crop in America We use cotton for a lot of things like clothes blankets hats and many more One of the main reasons why cotton became a cash crop is that tobacco caused soil exhaustion There are three types of cotton plants long staple medium staple and short staple Long staple is the easiest to use pick and get the seeds out of But long staple is only grown on the coast Long staple has smooth seed which are the best seeds to pick out because it is the easiest and also are less sticky then the other seeds There is another variety that is grown inland but it has the really sticky greens seeds Green seeds are the most difficult to pick out Even though cotton has been around for a while the reason it became really begin England is that Arabian traders
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