2 Sectional Differences The NorthSectional DifferencesThe South
3 I. Background- Differences between the north and south are a result of geography.The north was too cold to support an agrarian lifestyle, or a life based on farming.The south didn’t have the natural resources to industrialize.
7 II. Economy - NorthNortherners created machines to produce finished products, resulting in an Industrial RevolutionTextile Mills, like Lowell Mill, used young girls to operate the machineryDestroyed skilled craftspeople, used unskilled workers and paid low wage.
12 II. Transportation - South River transport was vital to the south.Steamboats transported cotton to big southern port cities for transport across the ocean.The south resisted land transport because it benefited the north more.
14 II. Transportation - North Roads were built to help move trade goods.Water travel was cheapest. Canals like the Erie Canal were built to move goods to ports.-Clipper ships cut travel time over seas by half.Railroads used steam locomotives to move goods across the country.
16 Your place in society was measured by … 1) Land and slaves III. Society - SouthYour place in society was measured by …1) Land and slaves2) Color of your skinA wealthy planter elite ruled like aristocrats.They treasured a laid-back lifestyle with parties and social gathering.Women were wives and hostesses, not thinkers.Poor whites and all blacks rated very low.
18 - Anti-immigrant violence exploded. III. Society - NorthMost northerners lived on farms, but cities grew as factory workers moved in.4 million immigrants, mostly Ireland, moved to the north hoping for factory work.- Anti-immigrant violence exploded.-Cities became crowded, dangerous and dirty places to live.