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People from farms came to the North to work, this is called urbanization. The North had their own newspapers and produced lumber.
Immigrants came from Ireland and Germany. They would work on the railroad, help with household tasks and on farms.
Even though African-Americans were free they were still discriminated. They had a disadvantage on getting good jobs, good education and were said to be worthless in newspapers.
But I'm free.
The Southern people grew cash crops on large plantations. They would grow mainly cotton which some people called white gold because it made them so rich. They also grew indigo, rice and tobacco Cotton made clothes causing the amount of clothes to increase.
Slaves would work on the plantations which was hard work. They would have to follow a set of rules called the slaves code, if not followed they would be harshly punished.
Only 6 percent of African Americans were free in the South. Most bought their freedom. They were still restricted in jobs, schooling and rights to help the government. They were often kidnapped and sold back into slavery.
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