Who invented the cotton gin?

  • Thomas Edison
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Henry Ford
  • Eli Whitney correct

    Whitney, born in Westborough, Massachusetts, patented the mechanical cotton gin in 1794. The device transformed the cotton industry, enabling producers to streamline the cottonseed removal process. Source: History

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