FC: John Deere Steel Plow
1: John Deere was the inventor of the steel-tipped plow
2: Through Their Eyes -The people in the 1800's viewed the new world as an opportunity. -Their view of the world inspired them to invent new things and explore the land.
3: -The people in the 1800's needed to know how to farm and and be able to use their hands for sewing, smelting, and building. -The John Deere plow appealed to most people because it made it easier to farm and it brought in more money as profit.
4: Cause and Effect -John Deere invented the steel plow when he found a broken, circular blade that he turned into a plow. -It was invented because doing the work by hand or by using oxen took 1-4 days. -People who didn't have money to buy the plow or who sold oxen for a profit did not support the invention. -The effects of the steel plow was better soil and larger crops.
5: Turning Points -The John Deere plow significantly transformed people's lives because they didn't have to do all of the work by hand or with their animals. -It took much less time to plow a field. -It improved crops. -The John Deere plow was the beginning of many new farming tools and it inspired more to be made. | -The plow affected future choices in the United States because since the plow made work easier, the farmers could make a bigger profit. -It kept farmers from leaving the Midwest. -Because the farmers stayed and planted wheats and grains, they formed the breadbasket of America.
6: Change and Continuity | The John Deere steel plow has changed a lot since the 1800's. It doesn't require oxen to pull it. It is much bigger and more costly. The plow is made out of all steel and has no wood handles. | There is also some ways that the steel plow has stayed the same. It is still made by the same company. It is also still very helpful and used for farming. It helps turn up the soil and is made out of steel. It is also still very popular and many people own one.
7: Many farmers have benefited from the steel plow because it helps them farm more quickly and earns them a lot of money. John Deere also benefited a lot from his invention because he made a lot of money off of it and even though he is no longer alive his company is still thriving. | There are many other companies that make steel and John Deere takes away a lot of their business because it is so well known.
8: Using the Past | -The John Deere steel plow is similar to the modern plows made by John Deere. They both are made of steel and they are used for farming. - The steel plow is also very different from the modern plows today. There is much more technology involved and they are much bigger. They also are much more expensive.
9: The invention of the John Deere steel plow tells us about the history of the 1800's because it shows the importance of farming. It also tells how the Midwest came to be known as the breadbasket.