The Sectional Divide Between The North And South Essay

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The sectional divide between the North and South continued to grow dramatically in the years preceding the Civil War. Before the war, the North had continued to become more industrialized than the South. Northerners began to want ready-made shoes and clothing and that stemmed from the creation of factories during the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution came about in the 1820s when factories and clothing mills were created in New England and the use of factories grew from there. The divide between the North and South was evident when the industrialization of the North was compared to the very unindustrialized South. The industrialization in the North, however, left many unemployed while the South did not have as large of a problem with unemployment. With the things they could produce, factories became very popular and slave use continued to dwindle in the North. The industrial revolution split the North and South in the ways of technology that were simply irreversible. This same theme of divide echoes throughout the 1820s until 1860 in the United States of America. The Anti-Slavery Society also proved to increase and further make known the sectional divide between the North and South before the Civil War came about. The Anti-Slavery Society was formed in December of 1833 and was financially supported by Arthur and Lewis Tappan, wealthy merchants from New York City. Theodore Dwight Weld, an evangelical minister fused abolitionism and passion for religion in his…

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