North vs. South
In the South may people traveled by the river. The south had very few railroads. They also used boats to transport goods. If they did have railroads it came from the North.
In the North they had freezing winters and humid summers. Their broad rivers deposited rich soil.By the Appalachian mountains lay the central plains a large forested area drained by the Mississippi river.
The South's economy was based on agriculture.They used slaves to grow cash crops, tobacco, rice, sugar cane and indigo. Most white southerns worked on their own small farms. By 1860 sales of cotton over seas earned more than all the other U.S. exports combined.
In the South there were not no many free blacks, most of them were slaves. Wealthy plantation owners dominated the economy. Their was this pyramid that had wealthy on the top, farmers in the middle and slaves on the bottom. Slavery affected religon.