John Deere is not only a name brand of equipment, but also he is a persons that created many different types of equipment. John Deere had built the company that many people know of which is John Deere. John Deere was born in Rutland, Vermont, on February 7, 1804 (“John Deere” Britannica para.1). John Deere was a 17 year old blacksmith (“John Deere” Britannica para.2), and which later became a manufacturer (“John Deere timeline” para.2). After various blacksmith jobs for 12 years, he moved (“John Deere” Britannic para.2).
John Deere was born in Vermont in 1804. His father went to England to find a job in 1808 and never came back, so he was primarily raised by his mother with his three brothers and his one sister. He was an educated man, and had always been fascinated with blacksmithing. At the age of 17, Deere got his first apprenticeship as a blacksmith in Middlebury. He was so talented, that with just a three year apprenticeship he was able to gain so much knowledge and start his own blacksmith company in 1825.
Deere, being a blacksmith, believed that a plow that was polished and properly shaped could rid the soil by itself. In 1837, that idea became reality, Deere produced the broken saw blade steel plow. The plow caught on quickly and in 1841 the production of the plow was up to a mere 100. Two years later, he moved the company to Moline, Illinois where coal, water power, and cheaper transportation were all readily available. In 1850, roughly 1600 plows were produced, along with other pieces of equipment to go with the plow; starting the world renowned company, Deere & Company or more commonly known as, John Deere.
(Quote DB)" In 1816 Lincoln's father went to Little Pigeon Creek in Perry County in Indiana to look for a good spot to construct a house. He constructed a "half-faced camp, a rough shelter, with no floor, about fourteen feet square, enclosed on three sides, but open on the fourth. (p. 25)" Years later Lincoln said that they left Kentucky "partly on account of slavery, but chiefly on account of the difficulty in land tiles in Kentucky. (p. 23)" Rapidly growing railroads and canals helped populate the rest of the continent. Lincoln was also affected by family issues.
In July 30, 1863, Henry Ford was born in Dearborn, Michigan. Henry Ford had many struggles such as he went bankrupt twice before having a successful, attitude problems and family problems. He grew up on a farm, and he was the oldest of six children. When Henry was only twelve years old, he lost his mom. For the rest of his life he lived his life as he thought his mom wanted him so he wanted to be successful.
Henry Ford I, the founder of Ford Motor Company, was born on a farm near Dearborn, Mi in 1869. From boyhood, he had a talent for engineering, but it was not until 1890 that he commenced his engineering career as an employee of the Detroit Edison Company. Ford’s superiors at the electric company felt his hobby distracted him from his regular occupation, and despite his promotion to chief engineer, he was forced to quit in 1899. Shortly afterwards, with financial backing from private investors, Ford established the Detroit Automobile Company. He later withdrew from the venture after a disagreement with business associates over numbers and prices of cars to be produced.
“In 1837, John Deere, blacksmith and inventor, had little more than a blacksmith shop, a piece of discarded polished steel, and an idea that would help farmers, changing the face of agriculture for all time” (Our Company). Deere was born in Rutland, Vermont, on February 7, 1804, the third son of William Rinold Deere and Sarah Yates Deere. “After his father disappeared in route to England, Deere was raised by his mother in Middlebury, Vermont, where he received an elementary-school education” (170 Years). Deere was just four years old when his father was lost ...
Edward died at the age of three, the cause of death was either consumption or pulmonary tuberculosis. In 1832 Lincoln announced himself a candidate for the state legislature but he was defeated. Then a year later he was appointed postmaster of New Salem and in the fall he became deputy county surveyor. He really wanted a seat in the Illinois legislature so he ran again and was elected with bipartisan support. Lincoln was very interested in being a lawyer, he would walk fifteen miles just to watch the court cases in Boonville, Indiana.
The next year Clemens dropped out of school and became a printer’s apprentice ("Mark Twain." Wikipedia.). In 1868 Mark twain asked Olivia Langdon to marry him, she declined the proposal, but ... ... middle of paper ... ...e best American novelist to this day. His work was like no other. He started out on working for a small Newspaper company in Hannibal and worked his way up to become one successful man.
By 1870 it had risen to 28.7 million acres (Deere). With advancements in technology, instigated by John Deere, the efficiency of the equipment allowed for more acres to be cultivated, and in much less time. And so Malthus was proven wrong in the fact that human population would outgrow man’s ability to grow food. But in his defense I’m sure he never imagined that an acre of land could be tilled with a 560 hp John Deere tractor in approximately 3 minutes. Never before has an acre of land been able to be worked in such a short amount of time.