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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Government contracts, then and now

As noted in Today in HIstory, this is the birthday of Eli Whitney, who not only invented the cotton gin but perfected the method of mass production of muskets with interchangeable parts.  Wikipedia has an image of one of Whitney's first contracts with the U.S. government:


Government contracts have become substantially longer over the years. 


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