Civil War Storyboard

Civil War Storyboard
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  • The North's economy grew by the buying and selling of the goods. They produced textiles, iron, and ships. The North transported goods to their buyers by their large network of railroads. The North urbanized quickly after the manufacturing of goods.
  • Immigrants came to America because they were in search of job. The Irish were offered lowly positions in construction or laying down railroad tracks. Many German immigrants moved to the west.
  • African Americans were not slaves but still faced discrimination because of the color of their skin. They weren't allowed to vote, work in factories, or in skilled trades. And even then employers would rather hire white immigrants than dark skinned African Americans.
  • The South made money by the production of cash crops such as cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, rice, and indigo. They used the labor of slaves to grow the crops on the plantations.
  • Slaves in the south had hard lives. They were to serve their owner in any way needed. Slaves often worked on plantations producing cash crops. If slaves disobeyed their master or broke the slave codes then they would endure cruel punishment.
  • Free African Americans in the South were denied many rights. some were taken in and sold as slaves even if they were free.
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