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Raeann

  1. 1. Eli Whitney Raeann Laffrey
  2. 2. Birth – Date and Place <ul><li>Born on December 8,1765 </li></ul><ul><li>In Westborough, Massachusetts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Family <ul><li>Eli had four kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frances Edward Whitney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Fay Whitney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eli Jr Whitney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Whitney </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He was the smallest son farmer </li></ul><ul><li>He built a firearms factory in New Haven, with his dad. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Early Childhood Life <ul><li>Eli worked on his fathers farm </li></ul><ul><li>Only lived in Georgia for 5 months with his parents </li></ul><ul><li>He showed his talent for mechanical work </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 15 he was earning money making and selling nails </li></ul><ul><li>He went cotton picking with his dad before </li></ul>
  5. 5. Education <ul><li>Eli graduated at the age of 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Yale College </li></ul><ul><li>He earned money to go to college </li></ul><ul><li>He was a tutor at Mulberry Grove </li></ul>
  6. 6. Accomplishments and Awards <ul><li>He made a violin in 1792 </li></ul><ul><li>He invented the cotton gin in 1793 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Obstacles Eli Whitney Overcame <ul><li>Making violin </li></ul><ul><li>Making a cotton gin </li></ul><ul><li>Others were copying and selling his cotton gin design. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why I think Eli is a hero <ul><li>He was an inventor, best known for creating the cotton gin. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous Quotes <ul><li>“I can make just such ones if I had tools I could make tools if I had tools to make them with.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I have always believed that I should have no difficulty.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Death – Date and Place <ul><li>January 8, 1825 </li></ul><ul><li>Age 59 </li></ul><ul><li>New Haven, CT </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Interesting Facts <ul><li>He died because of prostate cancer </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography <ul><li>www.bookrags.com </li></ul>

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