The Reaper A revolutionary tool

The Reaper may seem like just a simple plow but it is truly a game changer that made farming a lot more easier and fast

When farmers acquired these PLOWS, they didn't need so many hands on deck so it pushed all these farmers to the west where the native Americans were and when the farmers started planting in their areas (reduced space)
Turns out planting wheat and corn in the Native American fields did not diminish the animal population but increased it, so with more planting with the Reaper more animals I guess. But also less land.

Cites

http://dailylife.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1378448

https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/manufacturing-processing/cyrus-mccormick

http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar461060&st=the+reaper#tab=homepage

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