North And South Essay

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After the United States declared their independence, it began to divide into two, and later three, main sections: the North, the South, and in the late 1800’s, the West. The North and South had several differences between them, which created significant tension, leading up to the Civil War of 1861-1865. The North was much more industrial than the South, partially because of factors such as being a more popular immigration spot, as well as geographical factors. The South was more agricultural, and seen as more of an agrarian society. Some disagreements were political, while others were geographic and economical. All of these factors led to significant tensions, which grew as quickly as the country did. In this essay, these three different types …show more content…
The North had factors such as smaller and faster rivers, which provided more power to the cities, which greatly to contributed to their rapidly growing industries. The North couldn’t do some things that the South could, such as grow several different crops, but they could develop machinery that the South couldn’t. However, the South’s geography played a part in several different positives and negatives of the settles areas: land and weather made it easier to grow crops, harder to create more industrial products, such as machinery and currency, and the South was generally made up of plantations that cultivated common crops, which explains why slavery was so popular. Most slaves were illiterate, uneducated, and thanks to the slave-owners and racist citizens – ignorant. They couldn’t have done the work that was popular in the North, so they were assigned to busy work, growing and picking supplies for the South to use for trade and supplies. “Slavery was interwoven into the Southern economy even though only a relatively small portion of the population actually owned slaves,” (HistoryNet, pg. 1). Later in the Civil War, geography was always taken into consideration for battle strategies and outcomes, and depending on the battle, could have greatly affected battle outcomes. Finally, tensions from the economic issues had its effects on the growing

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