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Mechanization of the Farm (Ch 5, #1)

manual labor
Jobs done by hand without the help of machines; how work was done in the early 1800's.
Using machines to do work; people began inventing machines to help.
Cyrus McCormick
Invented the mechanical reaper used to cut grain.
threshing machines
Run by steam, separated grain from plant stalks.
L.O. Colvin
Developed the first milking machine for cows.
Gustav de Laval
Invented the cream separator to separate cream from milk in minutes.
Allowed workers to produce more product in less time.
cash crops
Farmers were able to produce __________ _________ instead of just using a farm to provide food for their families.
cash crops
Crops sold by farmers to raise money