The Technology of the Industrial Revolution: Cotton Gin (By: Nick & Max)
The Technology of the Industrial Revolution
(By: Nick & Max)
What is it: The cotton gin is a machine that is used to separate cotton from the cotton seeds.
Where Was it Made: The cotton gin was made and developed in the United States of America
Why Was the Cotton Gin Made: It was made to provide cotton
When Was it Made: The cotton gin was made in the year of 1793.
Who Made It: The cotton gin was invited by Eli Whitney.
Effects on Economies
After this happened the amount of people needed for this machine is reduced.
The machine speeded up the time to produce cotton so the economy started to increase.
It made much more money than losing money because it produced twice as fast as people and it didn't need as many people.
Effects of Cotton Gin on Industries
The cotton gin automated harvesting cotton from its seeds but it still required some handy work so I would consider this in the secondary industry
This allowed producers to make clothing faster in which would affect the economy
With this the industries figured out more ways to evolve and discover and innovate ways to automate harvesting of materials
Pros and Cons
It affected slavery in the United States. The machines took over and reduced the amount of slavery need.
It saved a lot of time for people that had to separate seeds from the cotton. It is way faster than human hands.
It impacted people's career. Some people ended up with no jobs when this new technology was created.
Southerners became very dependent with cotton.