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Eli Whitney was born in Westborough Massachusetts on December 8 1765 to Eli Sr and Elizabeth Whitney Whitney At the age of 12 Elizabeth dies leaving behind Eli and 2 other children This combined with having a stepmother within two years of his mothers death greatly effected Elis childhood During the Revolutionary War Eli started his first job He decided to make nails due to their demand at the time Eberius This was only a sign of what was to come in his life Eli had strong urges to attend Yale despite the fact he was not going into the professions or theology or law which the majority of Yale attendees did at that time To pay his way through Yale he taught to the side He struggled those years with money but at the age of 27 Whitney did graduate He can After graduating Eli was offered a teaching position in South Carolina On his trip his ship wrecked he got smallpox and he ended up at the plantation of Catherine Greene This was where it all began EberiusUp to this point the only major cash crops of the south were tobacco rice and indigo As far as cotton goes coastal islands grew long staple cotton and made a decent profit off of it but the long staple variety does not grow in the majority of the south Short staple cotton was grown but not in large portions due to its tedious cleaning process For every four pounds of cotton plant picked only one pound would actually be cotton fiber the rest being seeds Bachman This made cotton virtually pointless to grow from a financial perspective After being informed about the problem Eli started working on a machine to fix this It only took Whitney six months to have a working prototype This prototype cleaned the short staple cotton ten times faster and did a more thorough job of doing it that cleaning by
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