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The cotton gin could clean as much cotton as fifty men could working by hand Cotton Gin 1 The cotton gin projected America into a mechanized world where machines make work easier for man Eli Whitneys cotton gin started the American Industrial Revolution Asiatic cotton grew in east Africa five thousand years ago in what is now Pakistan Persians brought the cotton to India where the cotton became more useful The cotton then went to Italy and Greece In 300 BC Alexander the Great brought cotton goods into Europe In the 700s Muslims started manufacturing processes in Europe Cotton had reached England by the mid 1600s England later imported cotton from the Americans Cotton 1 In America early explorers learned that Indians knew how to make clothing out of cotton The one bad thing was cotton clothing took a very long time to make In 1789 Samuel Slater an Englishman came to the United States and build the first cotton mill With the mill and Eli Whitneys cotton gin the cotton industry was booming Cotton plantations expanded to about two to three thousand acres apiece Today cotton is much processed much differently than in 1930 In 1930 a farmer had to work 270 hours to produce one bale of cotton Today it takes us 23 hours Also China is the world leader in producing cotton and Texas is the leading state of cotton production with 4650000 bales of cotton per year Cotton still ranks as a major income for southern farmers and today it has many more uses such as cushioning paper plastics and even oil Cotton 1 Cotton in the south was not a major cash crop such as tobacco or indigo before the invention of the cotton gin The cotton was also tough to pick because of its rough and sharp surface Cotton Gin 2 Many slaves would
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