The Role Of The Industrial Revolution In The 1800's

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The industrial revolution was a huge thing in the 1800’s. The industrial revolution was when there were many new technological breakthroughs, such as medicine and new inventions that helped people. There were many new things that people could use that would change the way that these people lived their lives. Because the industrial revolution happened, Americans today can still use these inventions and use that knowledge and innovate them to make it better. One such device is the cotton gin patented by Eli Whitney in 1794.
Back in the 1800’s, slavery was a huge deal. Many rich white men owned slaves, and made them pick cotton. You wouldn’t think that this is a big deal, but it is hard work. Once you pick the actual cotton off of the plant, you have to pick out all the seeds-individually. “Also, I do remember that picking cotton by hand was painful hard work and that I was pretty reluctant to toil that hard.”
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Because of this invention, slaves no longer had to hand pick the seeds from the cotton. And because the slaves no longer took such a big chunk of time out of their working days to pick out cotton seeds. Farmers could now plant more cotton because their slaves could get more cotton done, leaving more time to plant more cotton. This also helped the farmers because they could earn more money selling more amounts of cotton. Now, they wouldn’t have to wait all day to get a little bit of cotton produced with no seeds in it. It also helped the slaves save more time from a grueling task.
I think that this invention during the industrial revolution was a very important invention. It allowed more work to get done, so more cotton/cotton products could be used. This also would have boosted the economy because lots of farmers/slaveowners would want to invest in such a useful and reliable product. Because Eli Whitney made this product, it opened a whole new world to new technology, and better

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