19th Century Regional Differences

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In the beginning of the 19th century, the United States’ North and South regions developed many differences that would later lead to division, however, it is the regions’ similarities that would cause the downfall of America’s people during the American Civil War. The difference in work force in the North and South affected how daily life was viewed by the average person; the start of shifting economies begins two different paths of economic dependency in the regions. Similarities in the regions during the early 1800s-like racism and agriculture- would be a factor in the damage of the common core people, instead of their wallets.
The economy in the North during the early 19th century was dominated by agriculture, just as the rest of the U.S.
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Agriculture still dominated all of America in its early 1800s; 80% of the population still lived in the rural country side. This means that almost 80% of the American people would be having a war in their backyard in 60 plus years. Today, we can’t even fathom having a war with people dying in our back yard, unless you live in the Middle East and/or Africa. All these people would experience the horrors of war, damaging the core of the people. So 80% of America goes to war with their neighbor, their friend, their brother. More than 1,264,000 people are killed in the civil war. They preserved the union, but at what cost? Racism also prevailed in both regions. Though, you don’t hear about racism often in the North; Immigrants coming across the Atlantic from Europe began to consume the cities in the north on the east coast because of job opportunities offered by the new factories, as well as the country side since fertile land was more abundant than Europe. In result of the newcomers. Anti-immigrant groups started forming, causing for some to have no luck in finding a job in the cities; the Irish had a big group of haters that would hang signs that said no Irish, just like they did in the south, saying no blacks. The South though was the central hub of racism. The practice of slavery was cruel and unjust, treating the slaves like the lowest life form on Earth. These similarities having roots in the early 1800s caused for discrimination to continue into the 1960s civil rights movement. Abolitionists were the only ones to care about slavery and Racism, and as much as the North is known for pushing for the end of slavery, most didn’t really care about it. The notion for abolishing slavery was brought up by abolitionists, which caught the attention of the government. In order to get people to fight in the civil war, they need a belief

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