Similarities And Differences Between The United States ' North And South Regions

1179 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
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. was; however, the north took a step towards industrialization, setting the north on a path of becoming the leader in the Industrial Revolution. Textile mills flourished in the North, as Samuel Slater and Francis Cabot Lowell brought concepts of English factory production to the U.S., revised the plans for a better result, and began enforcing the plans in their own factories. Cities began growing due to the Job opportunities offered, and the arrival of immigrants. 20% of the population of the U.S. moved to the city, which was a high increase. Lots of problems began to grow in the city: fires, pollution, crime, unsanitary conditions, etc. 80% of the Nation’s population lived on rural country land, so lots of families lived on a farm,…

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