The Cotton Gin
High schoolers are introduced to an early American inventor, Eli Whitney, and his experiences with the Patent Office. The economic importance of the cotton gin and its impact on slavery are also addressed.
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Inventor's Challenge Review
In this science worksheet, learners match each invention or device to its inventor listed on the right. There are 32 inventors listed and some may be used twice. Then they order the items in each group from oldest to newest and state the...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
Early 19c Industrialization in America: The Market Revolution
Posing a question about the effects of American Industrialization, this presentation provides viewers with a comprehensive look at the 19th century. From the "Lowell Girls" to the Iron Horse, these slides would be an excellent supplement...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Industrial Revolution: A Definition
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin
Students review the U.S. patent laws by researching Eli Whitney's petition for a renewal on his cotton gin patent. They examine documents to assess the impact of the cotton gin, role-play the patent hearing and discuss the effects of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 3/3 - Society and Culture in the New Republic
Here is part three of a fine three-part series which covers the period after the American Revolutionary War. Topics covered include Eli Whitney and the cotton gin, Congress' abolishing the importation of slaves in 1808, shifting patterns...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History