Pennsylvania Civil War Trails Depending on who you talk to, Abner Doubleday did or didn’t invent baseball in 1839. He did fire the first Northern shot of the Civil War and commanded the 1st Corp at the Battle of Gettysburg after Lancaster, Pa General John Reynolds was killed at the beginning of the battle. Some people credit the creation of baseball to Alexander Cartwright in 1845 when he refined the rules and created the New York Knickerbockers baseball Club and had the first recorded game in 1846.
Battle of Chancellorsville - American Civil War My TV provider is not listed. Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? Viewers who verify their subscription to a TV provider get access to a deeper catalog of video content, including more full episodes. The Reaper Revolution Few people changed American agriculture more than Cyrus McCormick. His invention, the McCormick 'Virginia' reaper, revolutionized farming by combining many steps involved in harvesting crops into one machine. McCormick's reaper could cut more wheat in a day than a half-dozen farmhands. The machine's speed increased crop yields, decreased the number of farmhands needed and helped turn the Midwest into the nation's breadbasket. Beginning in 1831, 22-year-old Cyrus McCormick continued his father's failed quest to produce a mechanical reaper design. Cyrus' father, Robert McCormick, had extensively researched the mechanical reaper, but his design was never perfected.
Abraham Lincoln Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it." Lincoln thought secession illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union.
Smithsonian Civil War Studies: Article - The 1860's - When Men Were Men and They Played Baseball in Washington The 1860's - When Men Were Men and They Played Baseball in Washington The Smithsonian Associates Civil War E-Mail Newsletter, Volume 5, Number 10 For a city that doesn't have a team of its own, it's hard to believe there was a time when baseball held sway in the District of Columbia, played regularly on the lawn right in front of the President's House. Cyrus McCormick and the mechanical reaper *** The McCormick reaper for kids: What crops are reaped?The grain crops that are reaped include wheat, rye, oats and maize. Cyrus McCormick Mechanical Reaper for kids: WheatThe success of wheat growing on the agriculture industry depended upon the ability quickly to harvest the crop. The process is as follows: Wheat must be allowed to stand until it is fully ripenedWhen ripe it had to be quickly reaped and stored away out of the reach of the wet rain which would ruin the cropEvery year at harvest time this led to a few weeks in which there was there was a huge demand for labor on the wheat farmsThe problem was that there was little labor to be had and the cost of the labor was high
Abraham Lincoln - U.S. Presidents My TV provider is not listed. Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. 1878–1899: Sports and Recreation: Overview The New Leisure Society. In the late nineteenth century a new middle class emerged that had more leisure time and more disposable income than common people had ever enjoyed before in America. They were the employees and managers of corporations, who, because they were working for someone else, kept strict hours, had a dependable source of income, and had less personal interest in their work than was common in small business, where the owner had direct contact with his workers. Eager to spend their newfound time and money outside the workplace, the middle class turned to sports, either as spectators or participants. Those not interested in athletic competition found other forms of recreation and leisure-time activities. Prior to the Gilded Age (the name given to this era by novelist Mark Twain) organized leisure was a luxury enjoyed by the upper classes, who had idle hours to spend in sports and recreation.
Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank P. Bachman  THE chief occupation the world over is farming. This will always be true, because our food comes from the farm. The most important article of food is bread, and the best bread is made from wheat. The amount of wheat raised depends largely on the amount that can be harvested. The farmer, as a rule, has ample time to prepare the ground and sow the wheat, but the time within which he can harvest the golden grain is limited to from four to ten days.
Abraham Lincoln Biography “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds…. ” – Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809, in a single-room log cabin, Hardin Country, Kentucky. His family upbringing was modest; his parents from Virginia were neither wealthy or well known. At an early age, the young