# Thecottonginnew s

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Show What You Know ~ COTTON GROWN IN THE UNITED STATES

Each rectangle represents 25,000 bales of cotton

 1790 1795 1800 1805 1810
This is a pictograph about cotton-growing

in the United States. A pictograph is a

graph that uses a picture of something

to represent something else. In this

pictograph, each rectangle represents

25,000 bales of cotton.

Study the pictograph.

Then, use it to answer these questions.

Circle the correct answer for the first two

1. In what year did the United States first produce over 25,000 bales of cotton?

a. 1790

b. 1795

c. 1 800

2. What do you think happened to cotton-growing by the year 1815?

a. More cotton was grown.

b. Less cotton was grown.

c. The same amount of cotton was grown.

3. How much more cotton was grown in 1810 than in 1790?

a. 100,000 bales

b. 120,000 bales

c. 160,000 bales

4. What was the first thing Eli invented? ____________________________________________

5. What type of cotton grew well in southern soil? _____________________________________

6. How long did it take Eli to invent his cotton gin? _____________________________________

7. Why did Eli think he could build 10,000 guns for the government? _______________________

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8. What two things were the results of his gun making method? ______________________________

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9. What effect did Eli Whitney have on cotton-growing in the United States? ____________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________