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exploresrs- peopole who travel to gain geographical or scientific information

conquered-took over

Industrial Revolution- The period of time during the 1700s and 1800s in which machines took the place of hand tools to manufacture goods.

cotton gin- A machine that removed seeds and hulls from cotton fibers much faster than workers could by hand.

mass production- A system of producing large amounts of goods at one time.

Eli Whitney- American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. Key invention of the Industrial Revolution that helped shape the South’s economy.