This 32 slide powerpoint focuses on Eli Whitney and his inventions of the cotton gin, and interchangeable parts for guns. It includes the benefits and consequences of the increased production of cotton from 1790 to 1860 including the increased slave trade. It also shows the importance of cotton and what can be made from a bale of cotton. Each slide is fully animated and full of incredible photographs and artwork. Created by Beverly Brown, it also includes a song parody of a hugely popular song with young people titled "Crank That Cotton Gin." This presentation is entertaining as well as informative.