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Interactive video lesson plan for: Eli Whitney: Father of American Technology - Fast Facts | History

Activity overview:

Eli Whitney's idea for interchangeable parts led to the second wave of industrialization across the United States. Find out more about his life (and his cotton gin) in this video.

Explore the life of Eli Whitney:
http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/cotton-gin-and-eli-whitney

Get the story behind interchangeable parts:
http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/interchangeable-parts

Check out a slideshow of Industrial Age inventions:
http://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution/pictures/industrial-inventions

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