Page 1

Biography Project- Eli Whitney

Nathanael Wise


Eli Whitney • “Whitney was born December, 8 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts”

Carlson 295


Eli Whitney • As a boy he had very good mechanical skills

Carlson 295


Eli Whitney • Whitney attended Yale University in 1789

•

Carlson 259


Eli Whitney • “ In 1792 Whitney went to Savannah, Georgia to teach and study law”

Carlson 295


Eli Whitney • He made the first Cotton Gin in 1892

Hurt 295


Eli Whitney • Two years later he perfected the Cotton Gin in 1894

Hurt 295


Eli Whitney • But he couldn’t make Cotton Gin fast enough

Hurt 295


Eli Whitney • So he sent them imitations and they tried to sue him but after years of court trials he won

•

Hurt 295


Eli Whitney • “In 1798 Whitney obtained a U.S. Army contract to make 10,000 muskets in two years”

Gmo Cooke


Eli Whitney • Whitney built a factory and designed machines to make all of each parts in quanity

•

Gmo Cooke


Eli Whitney • Although delays held up the projects for years, although he did show that ordinary workers using his mass productions methods could make large gun quantities

•

Gmo Cooke


Eli Whitney • In 1817, Whitney married Henrietta Frances Edwards from Bridgeport, Connecticut, they had three daughters and a son. Whitney died in New Haven on January 6, 1825


Works Cited Carlson “World Book” 2008 Hurt “World Book” 2006 Cooke Inventions that made history

Nathanael Wise  

Biography Project- Eli Whitney Nathanael Wise Eli Whitney •“Whitney was born December, 8 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts” Eli Whitney • C...