Westward Expansion Activity
How it came to be
Barbed wire is even used today to protect minor property for cheap while being effective. Barbed wire has even been a tool of war to control flow of the battlefield and to slow down enemy advances.
Barbed wire was so important during the westward expansion age that from 1875 to 1885 consumption of barbed wire jumped from 300 tons to 130,000 tons.