February 20th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Patent for Cotton Gin (1794) by NARA

Cotton Gin

Elementary School Resource

Patent for Cotton Gin (1794) by NARA

Designed to separate cotton fiber from seed, Whitney’s cotton gin, for which he received a patent on March 14, 1794, introduced a new, profitable technology to agricultural production in America.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1.1B, SS.E.1.4C, SS.I.1.1B and more!

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