The Economy booms!

Economical Growth in the North

Workers and Farmers

Many businesses make more profit. Because the draft reduces the available work force, western wheat farmers buy reapers and other labor-saving machines. This benefits the companies that manufacture those machines.

The dark side

It brought us many positive things, but...

...not everything perfect. Wages do not keep up with prices. The standard of living is going to be declined.
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White male workers go out on strike. Many employers hire free blacks, women and boys to replace them for lower pay.