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Chapter 11.1. McCormick Reaper. 1834 invented by Cyrus McCormick Allowed for farmers to harvest grain 7 times faster than by using older methods. Samuel Morse. Invented the Telegraph and an entire system to help with communication (Morse Code). Cholera Epidemic of 1832.

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mccormick reaper
McCormick Reaper
  • 1834 invented by Cyrus McCormick
  • Allowed for farmers to harvest grain 7 times faster than by using older methods
samuel morse
Samuel Morse
  • Invented the Telegraph and an entire system to help with communication (Morse Code)
cholera epidemic of 1832
Cholera Epidemic of 1832
  • 1st national health epidemic
  • Ran along transportation roots of the 1830’s
hydropathy
Hydropathy
  • Popular Health Movement of the 19th century that said illness could be cured by submerging yourself for long periods of time in water.
phrenology
Phrenology
  • Belief that the brain had 37 different “faculties” that were responsible for different functions
  • Also, each part of the brain could lead to differences in skull development
  • You could tell a lot about a person by their head size
discussion question 1
Discussion Question #1
  • Agricultural Advances in the 1830’s led to time-saving, labor-saving methods in regards to farming
  • Wheat became the dominant crop of the mid-west (cotton in the south)
  • John Deere=Steel Tipped Plow
  • Cyrus McCormick=Reaper
  • These breakthroughs would help the North and West during the Civil War maintain agricultural production despite low numbers of laborers
discussion question 2
Discussion Question #2
  • The railroad would change American transportation and travel
  • Early Railroads=Difficult ride, sparks, no brakes, no lights, scheduling difficulties
  • 1840-1860-Railroad changes=3,000-30,000 miles of track, coaches replaced open cars, lamps made night travel possible, telegraph made communication between stations easier (sleeping accommodations, schedules issue’s (problems still in existence))
  • Drastically changed the U.S. landscape (cities grew, towns grew in importance)
discussion question 3
Discussion Question #3
  • Industry and Technology benefitted the consumer
  • Price went down during 19th century (mass production)
  • Steam Engines would eliminate problems caused by water (freezing) as the power source
  • Industry led to the growth of Towns and Cities
  • Led to an increase in Child Labor
  • More Women going into the workforce
discussion question 4
Discussion Question #4
  • Row Houses
  • Rococo Furniture
  • Technology led to “better”/ “easier” lives for some Americans
  • Not much running water
  • Poor hygiene
  • Lots of health issues
  • “Health Movements”