Impact Of Machines On The American Economy And Society
How It Works
The steel plow was created for preparing ground much less work. It was a lightweight plow with a steel edge. Older cast-iron plows were designed for the light, sandy soil of New England. The heavy Midwestern soil clung to the bottom of these plow and slowed farmers down, so John Deere created the steel plow.
The Significance of the Steel Plow
The steel plow created a result of more farmers moving to the Midwest for farming to be easier. After the steel plow was created the mechanical reaper and the threshing machine wer created later on. Since the steel plow made farming easier, farmers grew food to feed Northeastern factery workers. Midwestern farmers became a market for Northeastern manufactured goods.