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Read the following article about the invention of barbed wire.Copy the following questions, paste them into the "Comments" box, then answer each question.

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent?  What year?

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?

5. What were some negative consequences?

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?


Allie,Adam,Amy,Alexandra
12/2/2013 11:32:38

1.Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?
Because a lot of the items they needed were scarce.

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?
Joseph Glidden in 1874

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
Michael Kelly in 1873 and 1874

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
It was used to defend the camp sites during the Spanish American war

5. What were some negative consequences?
Cattle herders became extinct

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?
It was used for weapons and helped cattle stay out of the crops.

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Catie H. Brady M.
12/3/2013 08:56:15

1. It was very hard to supplie the right materials and it was expensive.
2. Joseph Glidden 1874
3.

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haziq and sandrine
12/3/2013 08:56:22



1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?Because there wasn't alot of wood in the south west area.

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?Joseph Glidden in 1874.

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?Micheal Kelly 1873 and 1874

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?it did not cost alot and more people could aford it

5. What were some negative consequences?you could get scrached

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?it would keep robbers away and other people away



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ben s., alex g., elena k. ,rachel k.
12/3/2013 08:45:08

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?
Fences were very expensive and hard to find. It was also hard to find lumber in the great plains
2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?
Michael Kelly in November 1868
3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
Joseph Glidden in November 1874
4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
Barded wire was less costly and easier to use.it also meant more fenced off land which meant cattle were more dependant
5. What were some negative consequences?
It was hard to invent a wire that could handle the cattles strong push
6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?
to protect and safeguard military installation

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Mason Mihalis, Reid Doering
12/3/2013 08:45:27

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the Great Plains and southwest? There was a lack of trees in that place.

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year? Michael Kelly November, 1868.

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year? Joseph Glidden 1873 and 1874.

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention? It made it easier to control cattle in an area.

5. What were some negative consequences? The barb wire sometimes killed the cattle.

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used? The army used the barb wire to protect area from enemies and to keep prisoner confinement.

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Julia N MaTtHeW h
12/3/2013 08:51:08

1.Why was fencing hard to come by on the Great Plains and southwest?
Because wood was scarce and rocks where scarce

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?
The first person was Michael Kelly on November 1868

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
Joseph Glidden on November 1874

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
So cowboys wouldn’t trespass onto their property
It was cheaper than wood
Cattle wouldn’t escape

5. What were some negative consequences?
The Native Americans got mad and started to call it “The Devils Rope”

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?
To keep out people from the Marta Train Station so they would pay
To Block off Jews

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bella and lindsey
12/3/2013 08:55:30

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the Great Plains and southwest?
Because it spiky and it marked peoples territory
2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?
Michel Kelly 1873-1874
3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
Joseph Giddlen 1874
4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
No more people would get into property that was not theirs and the cattle would not escape
5. What were some negative consequences?

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?

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Lindsey and Bellla reply
12/5/2013 08:51:24

5. It had spicky edges so if you were working on the farm than you could get hurt.

6. to keep people out of privet property.
(sorry that we did not finish this earlier.)

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Bella reply
12/5/2013 08:53:15

5. also the Native Americans called it the "Devils Rope".

Gefen and Paris
12/3/2013 08:56:08

1.. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest? they didnt have the iteams
2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?
michael kelly november 1868
3.Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
joseph glidden 1874
4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?

in world war 1 it was used as a milatary weapon.
5.What were some negative consequences?


cattle herding was destined to become extinked.
6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?
durring wars

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Spencer P, Roan L, Peter B, Babette S
12/3/2013 08:57:06

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?
It cost alought and was hard to comje by due to lacl of trees.

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?.Micheal Kelly in november of 1868.

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
Joseph Glidden improved it and in november 24 1874 his first patent was releshed.

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
it was easierf to herd cattle and people didn't have to hire cowboys to herd thier cows.

5. What were some negative consequences?
cowboys lost thier jobs and it was somewhat hard to make barbed wire.

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?it astablished terrortories,it protected military confinments and it was used for prisoner confindment

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kobe j teddy w roman s ben p
12/3/2013 08:57:48

1. The fencing was very expensive and hard to find
2. Micheal kelly got credit for making the bared wire
3. Joseph Glidden improved the barbed wire in 1874 in November
4. It defended troops from intruders in the Spanish-American war

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