Life in the North

Political Structure

The northerners belonged to the Whig/Republican party.

Social Structure

7 out of every 8 immigrants settled in the North rather than the South


  • had political rights
  • dad rules family
  • had legal rights


  • less educational access
  • consumers, not producers
  • guardians of "domestic virtues"
  • female literature emerged
  • formed social networks

Economic Structure

  • northerners were likely to be in careers of education, medicine, or business
  • industrialization
  • transportation was easier in the north
  • 1/4 of northerners lived in urban areas
  • a lot of northerners worked in factories

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