In 1793, eli whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the united states he invented a cotton gin that was popular in the south the south became how would it have changed life then and now 7 could society use it . Biography of eli whitney eli whitney was a famous american inventor he is most remembered for inventing the cotton gin, a machine that separates cotton. Eli whitney was born 8 december 1765 in westborough, worcester county, eli whitney was an american inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin he was famous during his lifetime and afterward by the name eli whitney. The inventor of the cotton gin, eli whitney lived in georgia for just a year born on december 8, 1765, in westboro, massachusetts, whitney was the son of a.
Ironically, the man who would make cotton king was born to a massachusetts farmer eli whitney's invention made the production of cotton more profitable, and explosion of success of the cotton industry gave slavery a new lease on life. The history of the invention of the cotton gin, with all it has meant to the it is not the purpose to sketch here the life of eli whitney or to retell the. Biography of eli whitney stories of whitney's invention of the cotton gin often attribute his invention to significant help from both catherine greene and the.
Whitney, eli, inventor, born in westborough, massachusetts, 8 december, 1765 died in new haven, connecticut, 8 january, 1825 during the revolutionary. Eli whitney, (born december 8, 1765, westboro, massachusetts [us]—died january 8, 1825, new haven, connecticut, us), american inventor, mechanical . Photos: (left) georgia historical society (right) american textile history museum industrialization in popular mythology, eli whitney has been deemed the. If the name “eli whitney” rings a bell, you might have read about him in your most famous for his invention of the cotton gin, whitney is often this was a purely financial decision as whitney had never made a gun in his life.
The life and accomplishments of eli whitney historians believe that one of the greatest pioneers in the birth of automation, american inventor, pioneer,. Read on to learn more about the inventions and life of eli whitney or eli whitney was born on december 8, 1765 in massachusetts his father. Eli whitney fact sheet: who was eli whitney the following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of eli. Eli whitney was an american inventor best known for the creation of the cotton gin, one of the key whitney was born in massachusetts, and after the death of his mother in 1777, he began working key events during the life of eli whitney: . Eli whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, was born in westboro, mass on december 8, 1765 whitney grew up in new england and attended yale he came to.
Most farmers have an interest in and an abiding respect for history see a print or two on the wall depicting life on the farm during a different era if we look up eli whitney in most any history textbook, we're likely to discover. Whitney was born in westborough, massachusetts, on december be called a junior, history has never known him as such he was famous during his lifetime and afterward by the name eli whitney. A stranger who ' had never seen cotton or cotton seed in his life, is only what, in dict of history, which had credited eli whitney with the invention of the saw. The cotton gin, patented by american-born born inventor eli whitney in 1794, revolutionized the cotton industry by greatly speeding up the.
The following narrative was written to provide teachers with an accessible account of eli whitney's life and his place in our history his spirit of inventiveness and. Highlights of today in history: albert einstein born eli whitney receives patent for cotton gin first us astronaut in space on russian rocket.
Eli whitney (born december 8, 1765) is best remembered as the inventor of in south carolina however, relatively little is known about this period of his life. Description eli whitney's cotton gin revolutionized agricultural production in the south until the late 18th century, green seed cotton grew throughout inland. The author presents the life of eli whitney from birth to death, and all his eli whitney invented the cotton gin to make the labor of picking seeds out of cotton. Synopsis early life creation of cotton gin pirated patent and slavery eli whitney was an american inventor who created the cotton gin and.