North vs. South
Activity #2: Caitlyn Ching
Key Features of the North
- The economy of the North was based on manufacturing.
- Many immigrants from Europe began working in factories and producing goods used by people in the North.
- Many factories began producing textiles
- Short growing season
- More Northerners were part of the Whig/ Republican Party
- Easier transportation
- Well organized Education and Religion
- Many large cities were establishes
- 7/8 Irish, German and other European immigrants settled in the North
- The north had 2/3 of the railroad tracks
Northern (Smith) Family Tree
- They lived in Massachusetts
- The Smith men of the house ran a manufacturing business together, while the Smith woman stayed home to clean and cook.
- In their free time the Smith family went to church.
Key Features of the South
- The economy of the South was based on agriculture.
- Cotton, tobacco, rice, sugar cane
- Cotton became the most important crop after Ely Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin.
- More slaves were now needed to pick the cotton.
- Slavery became essential to the South’s economy.
- More Southerners were part of the Democratic Party
- 80% of labor force worked on the farm
- No large cities besides new or lands
- Few whites in the south were educated
- Hard transportation except by canal
- Lots of children
- 1/3 of the population was slaves, they were also aloud to have family of there own
- Only 1/4 farmers owned slave labor
Southern (Paterson) Family Tree
- The Paterson's owned a plantation in Georgia
- On there plantation, the Paterson family grew cotton. The Paterson's owned slaves that worked hard in the fields picking cotton from day rise to sun down.
- In their free time the Paterson family played games together, they also attended community get togethers.