Cyrus McCormick and His Reaper | U.S. Economy in the mid-1800s | Biography 5th Grade | Children's Biographies
For a relatively easier farming compared to the 1700s, thank Cyrus McCormick. McCormick invented the mechanical reaper, which was hailed as a key invention that propelled the US economy forward. The mechanical reaper increased production and even improved the quality of harvests without the additional toll on farmers and harvesters. Read this book today.