Farming In The 1900's

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“...Almost half of its population lived on a farm. It was a hard life...The majority of farms were family-run, providing subsistence and hopefully an income through the sale of any surplus” (Ibis Communications, Inc.). Therefore, farming was a main duty in the 1900’s that created value and jobs for families. Most men made buying land the biggest effort and achievement in their lives. In A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, there was competition and dishonesty for land. Farming was the job for men, but women and children were grown and forced into the hard work too. Farming was the only thing they were taught by families so it wa all they knew how to do. In A Northern Light Royal proves in the early society, farming and land was the biggest accomplishment and motivation in the 1900’s. For instance, Royal never pays any attention to the things around him, he just wants to focus on his advancements of land and become a better farmer. For example, Mattie would try to talk to him about their relationship and her…show more content…
In the 1900’s, there were millions of farms all around the world advancing by the day: “There are 5.7 million farms in the U.S., with an average size of 138 acres” WGBH Educational Foundation). The amount of acres were significant for them and they used every single area they could. Getting more land was the biggest accomplishment for most men in the 1900’s. The 5.7 million farms all had the same goals. Additionally, by the 1920’s farms had grown drastically and were homes to many: “The number of farms has grown to 6.5 million and is home to roughly 32 million Americans, or 30 percent of the population” (WGBH Educational Foundation). The amount of farms and land had immensely increased over the years, considering many were seeing the unbelievable impact they had on American lives. Undoubtedly, agriculture had a significant outcome and was the ideal way of

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