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FC: The McCormick Reaper
1: The McCormick Reaper | By Sara Westerberg and Holly Hutchins
4: Through Their Eyes | The people in the 18OO's viewed the world as a place to be shaped. It was full of possibilities and endless hope. Everyone wondered what would happen next. It was a very exciting time!
5: They thought of the possibilities out west. There was great soil there and an opportunity to farm. People who moved out west needed to learn how to farm in order to survive in that area. All people in the U.S. viewed the invention of the McCormick reaper as very useful and as something that would make their lives easier. Even people who didn't farm appreciated it because it lowered prices on wheat.
6: The reaper allowed armers to save time and effort, so they could use their extra energy to expand their wheat fields. Often they took over native Americans land, so Natives did not like the reaper. | Farmers were tired of working so hard to get so little. They also needed to increase their wheat production so that they could sell more and earn a better living. | Cyrus McCormick had always been interested in machines. He was a farmer himself so he knew what would help farmers the most. | Cause and Effect
8: Turning Points | The McCormick reaper transformed farmers' lives by making their work load much easier. It made them be able to produce more wheat, which in turn made them richer and able to live a comfortable life. Consumers of wheat also benefited from the reaper because the prices dropped significantly. Since the supply of wheat grew, the prices shrunk. It helped their lives because they could afford to buy more of what they needed with less money.
9: Farmers' future choices were affected because they knew that they were able to farm wheat faster and and more. Sot they bought more land and wheat to plant so that they would get the most out of what they had, using the McCormick reaper to help them.
10: Change And Continuity | The McCormick Reaper itself has not changed much since it was invented. There have been other invention that have done similar things but no one has actually altered the original McCormick Reaper | The McCormick reaper has remained the same, but it is not commonly used in present day circumstances.
11: Farmers have benefited from the McCormick reaper because it makes their job so much easier. Consumers have also benefited because prices have dropped in wheat. | American Indians have not benefited from the McCormick Reaper because it allowed farmers to farm more land more quickly, which in turn drove them to take over the Indians land.
12: Using the Past | The McCormick Reaper is similar to a mechanical combine. The combine actually combines the process of reaping with threshing and winnowing. It is different than the combine because of how it does more, with the threshing and winnowing. The McCormick Reaper focused solely on making the reaping process easier.
13: The invention of the McCormick Reaper tells us that there were many farmers trying to make a living in the 1800's. Probably some were inexperienced with doing hard labor and were relieved and excited when this reaping machine was invented to make their lives easier. | Modern Combine