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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?


 


Spencer P,Roan L,Peter B,Babette S
12/02/2013 8:05am

1.It cost alought and was hard to comje by due to lacl of trees.2.Micheal Kelly in november of 1868.3.Joseph Glidden improved it and in november 24 1874 his first patent nwas releshed.4.

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spencer p
12/02/2013 8:05am

we are not finished yet.

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Spencer P,Roan L,Peter B,Babette S
12/03/2013 7:54am

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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Jackson, Cody , Miraal , Rachel
12/02/2013 11:19am

1.Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?
Because it was constantly pressed on by the cattle.

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

3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
Michael Kelly in November 1868

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
Farmers could maintain cattle easier

5. What were some negative consequences?
Nomadic African Americans had less space to move around

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?
To protect land from intrusion

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1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the Great Plains and southwest?
It was expensive and it was hard to make them yourself.

2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?
Michael Kelly in 1873.

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

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
The cattle stayed in.

5. What were some negative consequences?
Cattle drivers couldn’t go anymore.

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


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Luke,Zachary,Evan,Syndey
12/03/2013 10:50am

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the Great Plains and southwest?

Wooden fences were costly and difficult to acquire on the prairie and plains, where few trees grew. Lumber was in such short supply in the region that farmers were forced to build houses of sod.

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

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

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
Barbed wire proved to be cheaper, easier, and quicker to use than any of these other alternatives.

5. What were some negative consequences?

It was hard to set it up, it hurt the cows when they brushed up against it

6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire Has been used?
To protect people and property from unwanted intrusion.

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Macy D.,Colin B., Mateo V.
12/03/2013 10:53am

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?
Because wooden fences were costly and difficult to acquire on the plains and on the prairie, there were few trees to get the wood.
2. Who gets credit as the first inventor of barbed wire, and in what year?
The first inventor of barbed wire was Michael Kelly in November 1868.
3. Who got improved upon the design and got the first patent? What year?
Joseph Glidden in 1873 and 1874
4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
It helped protect people and property from unwanted intrusion, it helped in the war, and used in construction sites.
5. What were some negative consequences?
It squeezed Native Americans from the land they always used and it meant that the cattle herds were dependent on the dwindling public lands. Cattle herding was destined to come extinct.
6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?
It was used in the wars as a weapon sometimes and was used as fences.

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Emma Crochet
12/03/2013 10:55am


1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the great plains and southwest?
Lumber was in such short supply in the region that farmers coudn't use it.

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

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

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
It was used during World War 1, it defended camp grounds.

5. What were some negative consequences?
Caddle became extinct, Native Americans called barbed wire the Devil rope, and further squeezed from lands.

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



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Graham Rowe and Caroline Bridges
12/06/2013 11:06am

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the Great Plains and southwest?
Wooden fences were costly and difficult to acquire in the prairie and plains, because there are few trees in the plains.

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

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

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
It help separate the different owners land.
5. What were some negative consequences?
Cow boys work dindled.
6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?
It was used to separate land.

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caroline graham
12/06/2013 11:22am

1. Why was fencing hard to come by on the Great Plains and southwest?
Wooden fences were costly and difficult to acquire in the prairie and plains, because there are few trees in the plains.

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

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

4. What were some positive consequences of this invention?
It help separate the different owners land
5. What were some negative consequences?
Cow boys work dindled
6. Besides containing livestock, what are some other ways in which barbed wire has been used?

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