Differences Between North and South

By: Aurora S

THE NORTH 1800's

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GEOGRAPHY

The north had chilly winters and hot humid summers. Most Northern states have short growing seasons. The landscaping went from bays, rivers, flat plain, thin rocky soil to the Appalachian Mountains.

ECONOMY

Making machines for the south was an important factor for the north. Cash wadges were starting in the 1800's. They north started industrialists all over U.S.

TRANSPORTATION

The Norths transportation was well know for boats, especially by steam engines. In 1806 congress funded the construction of a national road across the Appalachian Mountains. The roads in the north were known for being better than the Souths.

SOCIETY

New York ,Philadelphia and Boston tripled in size in 1860. Cities went from 33 people to 237. The social class was neither wealthy nor powerful. The northern states took big steps to end slavery.
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The South 1800's

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GEOGRAPHY

Southerners had thick forests, and broad flat rivers. They also had swamps and marshes along the coast. The south went from mild winters to hot humid summers with plentiful rain. Which ment there was long growing seasons

ECONOMY

Most Southerners were agrarian (people who favor farming life). The farming business involved a lot of slaves and rich plantation owners. Slaves were the heart of farming in the south. Cotton gin made farming life easier.

TRANSPORTATION

Many railroads came from Virginia. The railroads were mostly made by Virginia Tredeger Iron Works. People and goods continued going on boat on boat. The cotton boom made New Orleans the Souths biggest city.

SOCIETY

A rigid social structure with few rich plantation owners at top. The group of rich plantation owners dominated the society. Slavery deeply affected the lives of all southerners. churches defended the use of slaves.
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