Civil War - North Vs. South Essay

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In the early American colonies, the south and the north developed into two distinctly different colonies. Although their origins were both from Europe, their customs and living habits became so different that it would play a major role in America’s history. There are many reasons why these differences occurred but only a few major reasons stand out. Religion, greed and the composition of the colonies are some of the major reasons why the north and south grew to be so different in the late 1600’s. Different religions in specific colonies varied, but the people from the New England region were generally more devoted to their religious beliefs, whereas people from the south felt religion wasn’t as important. Children from the north are …show more content…
Differences in the way the colony members felt about religion is important in showing why the two regions became so diverse but it is not the only reason. Another reason why the two regions became so different was due to the greedy nature of the south and the generous nature of the north. The two were basically the opposite of each other as far as working as a community. This caused the regions to grow apart even more. The people from the south are more worried with the amount of money they make than with all of the other problems in the south. (Doc. E) The people from the New England area were willing to make sacrifices, which often was money, to better the colony. John Smith wrote: "There was no talk… but dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, load gold…" (Doc. F) this shows the intensity the south was willing to devote to achieving wealth, but this left other matters to be unattended and led to failure amongst colony members. The south was so filled with greed that the social classes didn’t even get along with one another. (Doc. G) The north didn’t have diverse social classes because all of the people felt equal and content with themselves instead of the paranoia and distrust that was common in the south. Therefore it was much easier for the north to prosper and the south kept struggling and this was due to the south’s greed. The composition of colonies, from the

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