While tutoring at the plantation, Whitney could see how inefficient cotton production really was in the South. During the winter of 1792-1793, Eli Whitney spent his time devising a plan to improve cotton production. In the spring of 1793, he had completed his invention of the cotton gin. Before the invention of the cotton gin, the cotton process had to be done by manual labor. Which meant, men and women slaves had to spend hours picking the seeds out of the cotton by hand and then spinning the cotton into fabric.
He left for Georgia and got his first look at cotton business. He graduated from Yale in 1792, and went to Savannah, Georgia to teach and study law. After he graduated he went south to tutor the children of a wealthy plantation owner. He taught school for five years. Eli Whitney made and sold nails during the Revolutionary war.
It soon came time for Ralph to go to school so he followed his brother Hervey to preparatory school at Rottingdean near Brighton in 1883. He liked the music teachers there very much and was introduced to J.S. Bach. He learned the violin and soon became good enough to know Raff's Cavatina by heart. In 1887 Ralph became a student at Charterhouse school near Godalming in Surrey where he remained until 1890, he was fourteen at the time.
Karl’s father Johann left his alma mater, the University of Prague, to begin his career as a violinist at the age of eighteen. Eventually, he was appointed director of the Mannheim Court sometime in 1750 after attending the school for about nine years. Throughout his lifetime he had composed over two hundred works, his best known compositions being his fifty-eight symphonies and ten trios. Christian Cannabich (born Johann Christian Innocenz Bonaventura Cannabich) was the twelve year old student and prodigy of Johann’s. He studied violin with him until appointed to play in the orchestra around 1746.
Thomas jefferson was born on April 1, 1743 in his family home in Sandwell, colony of Virginia. His parents were peter Jefferson, a planter who died when Jefferson was fourteen and his mother Jane Randolph. Jefferson begin his childhood education with teachers in Tuckahoe. In 1752 he began going to local school. At age nine he started studying Latin,Greek, and French.
Leopold, Mozart’s father, was also a minor composer and teacher. Mozart’s musical abilities were first noticed when he showed great interest in the music lessons of his older sister. By the age of five, the Mozart family was touring European courts. The young Mozart showed great ability in the playing and composition of small pieces, many of which were transcribed by his father, and survive today. Eventually, Leopold gave up his own composing to concentrate on the talents of his young son.
The seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, was born on March 17, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina. Growing up, he was educated in an “old field school” in South Carolina and at the age of 13, joined the army as a courier boy. After the American Revolutionary War, Jackson found himself as an orphan. Both of Jackson’s brothers and mother had either succumbed to death during the war or illnesses that they could not overcome, leaving Jackson at the age of 14 to live with relatives. After studying law in North Carolina, Jackson was admitted to the bar in 1787 and practiced until he became solicitor for present day Tennessee.
Land that was once left empty because of poor growth capabilities was planted in the lucrative crop of cotton. Growing cotton allowed farmers to grow crops in fields that previously had to rest for a season. The southern farmers were able to realize a profit thanks to Eli’s labor and time saving machine. Whitne... ... middle of paper ... ...e to the invention of the cotton gin that made it possible to clean 50 times the amount of cotton then previously. The once dwindling practice of slave trade gained new wind and brought many more into slavery.