Could Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin be blamed for the extension of slavery in America?

Expansion of Slavery:  Could Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin be blamed for the extension of slavery in America? Why or why not?  Explain/Support your position.

Andrew Jackson:  Andrew Jackson’s presidency was termed the “Age of the Common Man.” However, a famous political cartoon of the era terms Jackson, “King Andrew the First.” While Jackson’s presidency has been viewed by some as the “Age of the Common Man”, there are others argue that his style of government was decidedly undemocratic and certainly not in favor of the common man. Which argument do you believe is more accurate and why?

 
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