How did the cotton gin impact cotton production and the practice of slavery? The cotton gin impacted cotton production because it produced more cotton. The production in cotton was a colossal increase, it was so big that it increased cotton production 50 times faster! Before the cotton gin, a slave could only clean one pound of cotton a day. It increased the practice of slavery because many more states wanted this invention, therefor, wherever there was cotton gin, there was cotton, so there were slaves (the cotton gin was moving west, so slaves states were coming in the west).
The Cotton Gin - Invented by Eli Whitney - Helped Southern Business - Destroyed Union
Before the cotton gin, this is how slaves picked cotton!