Civil War Project
By cookp12, Updated
Life as the southern people knew it was gone. Many families had lost everything. Homes were destroyed by northern soldiers personal property had been taken and food supplies were used to feed the invading army. When most of the southern soldiers returned home they found homes gone, fields destroyed, families starving. and their way of life gone.
The North's economy was far more diverse, having a mix of factories, agriculture primarily based on grains, shipbuilding, and transportation. Their manufacturing interests were protected from foreign competition by high tariffs on imported goods. This made the North against slavery, which they felt gave the South an advantage in agriculture costs, AND high tariffs, which protected the factories of North from cheap, and frankly better made products from Europe.
How did people live in the South?
It lived well in most cases. Maritme commerce continued normally, most people were uneffected by the war in progress to the South.
How did people live in the North?
The economy of the South was based primarily on cotton monoculture supported by slave labor. Their cotton was sold to Europe for hard currency. Southern farmers,especially plantation owners growing cotton,were in favor of slavery and low tariffs on imported goods.
How was the economy of the South?
How was the economy of the North?
The north didn't care if the south kept their slaves, they just didn't want slavery to spread into newly admitted states. They liked the balance at the time: the south grows the food and cotton, the north produces it. The men in the south were farmers, the men in the north worked at mills, and other industrious jobs. The spread of slavery could have jeopardized their jobs (after all, slaves did work for free).
Explain the slavery in the north vs south.
The life of the south and the North lead to the Civil War because they both had different ways and they all couldn't stay the same so they had a argument and they decided to fight it out.
How did life in both the North and the South help lead to a Civil War?
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