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True or False? Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, a machine for removing seeds from cotton.
False! Eli Whitney was the first person to build a wire-toothed cotton gin. But Eli's gin was not the first machine of its kind.
He made nails to earn money when he was a boyHe went to court to protect his wire-toothed cotton gin when others tried to build similar machines.He started his own musket-making business.
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