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Northern farmers usually worked their land with oxen, which were surefooted in rocky areas. Farmers in the West, where farms were larger and the terrain flatter, preferred speedier and more maneuverable horses. Southerners expanded their animal work force with mules, which were slower than horses but had more endurance. The most common farming tool was the hoe, followed by the axe, the plow, and the scythe. The only important machine that American farmers used was the cotton gin, which had been developed in 1793 by Eli Whitney with help from Catherine Littlefield Greene.
By 1830 power looms would be weaving enough carpets for one out of five homes. Machine-made textiles would enable families to put curtains on their windows. Machine printing would bring the price of 52 WAR OF 1812 Deadly Diseases DURING THE WAR OF 1812, MORE AMERICAN SOLDIERS and sailors died from disease than were killed by the enemy. Many Americans succumbed to pneumonia brought about by cold weather and the lack of warm clothing. Others died from infections that developed after operations. Surgeons in those days did not know about sterilizing equipment to kill germs.
Congressmen spoke up in protest, and war fever swept the nation. ” He demanded that Britain return the seamen taken from the Chesapeake and pay money to the wounded and the families of those killed. He told British warships to leave American territorial waters. And in December 1807, he persuaded Congress to pass the Embargo Act. S. port to any foreign port. American exports were prohibited. And a long list of British manufacturers were refused entrance to American markets. In essence, the nation’s foreign trade was to come to a standstill.