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The Cotton Gin In the late 1700's the slave population in america had diminished. Prior to the invention of the cotton gin that the South, which may only make money from farming, had been making cash because it didn't have a major harvest to export into England and the North besides rice and tobacco. However, these crops could be grown elsewhere. Cotton was the key because it could not be grown in large amounts in other areas, but merely one kind of cotton that can be washed easily. This really was long-staple cotton. Another difficulty arose; long-staple cotton just could be grown along the coast. There was another strain of cotton which until then weren't able to be cleaned easily so it wasn't worth growing. The cotton gin has been the remedy to this problem. With the invention of the cotton gin brief lace cotton could be washed readily making cotton a valued export and it might be grown anywhere in the south. The age of the "Cotton Kingdom" began with this innovation leading into an explosion at the necessity of slaves. The cotton gin was a system that cleaned cotton, especially short-stemmed cotton. The cotton gin consisted of spiked teeth onto a boxed revolving cylinder. When it had been turned with a twist, the cotton fiber has been pulled through little slotted openings to separate the seeds in the lint. While that has been happening a rotating brush, then managed by belts and pulleys, removed the ropey lint from the extremities. A machine had been invented before to clean long-staple cotton known as a "Charka." It was devised in Ancient India. Eli Whitney hadn't any concept that a system existed while he left his equipment. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793. Eli Whitney was a journalist and an mechanical engineer. He had been born in Westboro, Mass.. He went to Yale...