I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected.
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|Birth:||8th December, 1765|
|Death:||8th January, 1825|
|Profession:||Inventor, Mechanical Engineer|
Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts, British America. He was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South. Whitney's invention made upland short cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery in the United States. Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost many profits in legal battles over patent infringement for the cotton gin.
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