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#WatkinsMiniLesson: Eli Whitney

Explain the impact of the Industrial Revolution as seen in Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin and his development of interchangeable parts for muskets.

Key Terms:

-Eli Whitney

-Interchangeable Parts

-Cotton Gin

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Lesson Questions

-Why did Eli Whitney come up with interchangeable parts?

-Give an example of interchangeable parts?

-How did the Cotton Gin change the development of cotton?