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SummaryEdit

Creator of cotton gin

Exact DefinitionEdit

An American inventor who we almost all know for inventing the cotton gin. This machine was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and helped shape the South’s new dependence on Cotton as a cash crop.

ImportanceEdit

Important because his invention obviously shaped the economy of the South and further provoked slavery expansion since blacks were used for cotton-picking.

Helpful LinksEdit

See "King Cotton"