The North and South in Antebellum United States In the time just before the Civil War, the United States was one of the most successful nations in the world. The United States had become the world’s leading cotton producing country and had developed industry, which would in the future, surpass
The Differences between the North and South on the Eve of the Civil War On the eve of the Civil war, both the North and the South had differences, both minor and large. The main difference was Slavery where both sides had a completely dissimilar view point on how the treat black people an example of this is the Missouri compromise in 1820. There were also differences in the rate of industrialisation and Education. The largest difference between the North and the South was the number of free black people. The North had hardly any slaves; however the South had around 4 million slaves. The North always looked at the South with antipathy and kept trying to abolish slavery, but the South Although this may seem good for the South, it still meant that shipping the cotton was impossible from the south, and therefore they had to look towards the North. The industrialized North had the facilities and the harbors to ship the cotton but this meant that the South had to pay the North to
The antebellum era exposed the entirely different views and ways of life between the North and the South. These differences can be observed on the economic aspect. The North was industrialized enabling them to have functioning economy without the use of many labors; however, in the south, people relied on agriculture, and thus they needed a large number of slaved labors to help them work on the plantations. Such difference led to the main distinction which existed throughout the entire Civil War, the dependence on the slavery. These differences sparked conflict between the North and the South placing them in an indisputable position, eventually leading to the Civil War. The prosecution of the Civil War of North and South differed drastically. The North fought to preserve the Union which entailed abolishing slavery, enlisting the black in the army and also paying them proper wages, and the South fought to withdraw and preserve slavery and their agricultural lifestyle. These conflicting views did not disappear after the war. Although the North won the Civil War, they still wanted to unify the country, not only territorially, but also economically and politically by enforcing many new laws and amending the Constitution. And the South, even after the abolishment of slavery, people in the south remained hostile toward the freed people, saw themselves more superior than the freed people, and tried to resurrect the “Old South”.(192~198) To achieve the real union and realize the
Compare and contrast the home fronts of the North and South during the Civil War. How did the war affect the economy, politics, and society of both sections? How did the developments on the home fronts affect the eventual outcome of the war?
"The North won the war, but the South won the peace," in other words means, the North has won the power of moving the country in a new direction and the south is slowly moving with them. After the civil war reconstruction in the south took great time and energy. Although it took time the north was able to pull the south along in the direction Abraham Lincoln sent them in.
Before the Civil War, the North and the South were very different. Their values were completely different. The North was more industrialized, urbanized, and was more reliant on wage labor. On the other hand, the South continued to be a rural, agricultural society, and depended on slavery to harvest the cash crops that they made a living off of. Such big differences brought about the Civil War. Was there something that could have been done to avoid the Civil War in the first place?
Cynthia Anderson-Madueke HIST 1301 Prof Nicolax Cox 12-08-2014 Similarities and Differences between the North and the South during Antebellum The Antebellum period in the United States history was considered as time between 1820 and 1862. During this period, significant changes took place in terms of political, social and economic effects in America. The United States economy was changed from an underdeveloped country of frontiersmen and farmers into an industrialized economy. The South American depended on agriculture while the Northern part had many industries. The two parts differed in terms of slavery policies in the country as the south advocated for preservation of slaves while the North championed abolition of slavery policies. In addition, during this period the south and North had established distinct cultures because of their geographical difference (Mitchell, 8). The south had fertile soils and suitable climate that supported agriculture while the north had cold climate and rocky soils that could hardly support any farming.
Throughout the 19th century, the distinctions between the North and South in the United States were controversial. Prior to the Civil War, the North consisted of business owners and middle-class men. The South consisted of mostly farmers. The North was industrial, using railroads and factories. The South was agricultural, with mostly farms and plantations. The North paid their labor workers. The South used slaves. Not only did their opposing views on slavery and the separation of the two cultures, tensions arose that eventually led to one of the most gruesome wars in history.
Passion during the Civil War The American Civil War occurred between 1861 and 1865 and is largely considered the most destructive conflict in U.S. history, resulting in approximately one million military casualties and an inestimable number of civil victims. Much controversy still surrounds the nature of this conflict, as its determining causes are complex. Contemporary international perception may have placed a progressive, anti-slavery label on the whole affair, yet the basic fact remains that nineteenth century America was an increasingly inhomogeneous country and prone to blatant discrepancy.
America’s transformation into the country we live in today has been formed through numerous events during its short history but the event that will split the United States into North versus South is truly one of the most defining events in American history. Through numerous events leading up to the start of the Civil War, I will attempt to show how the United States was destined for conflict and that the Civil War was inevitable. The first way I will show how the war could not be avoided will deal with the issue of slavery. Slavery should be the first mentioned because many conflicts within the United States leading up to the Civil War and the division of the United States dealt with slavery. The Missouri Compromise should also be talked
Hook: All people were not always treated fair and no matter how much you tried to change you could not always get what you want.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”1 These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln, foreshadowed the war that became the bloodiest in all of the United State's history. The Civil War was a brutal conflict between the North and South; brother against brother. With slavery as the root cause, Southern states had seceded from the Union and were fighting for their independence. They became the Confederate States of America (CSA) and were a force to be reckoned with. The Union, however, put up a fierce struggle to preserve the country. If the Civil War was to be a war of attrition, the North had the upper hand because of its large population, industrialization, raw materials, railroad mileage, and navy. But if the war was short lived, the
What were the advantages and disadvantages that the north and south had against each other during the civil war ? “There were twelve million more people living in the north than the south at the time of the civil war. The south had only nine million people living in the confederate states along with three and a half million slaves.” Strengths and Weaknesses: North vs. South, ushistory.org. The Union insisted that they would attack the south. The south only had to play defense most of the war. “Union states had a very big industrial advantage over the Confederate states”. Strengths and Weaknesses: North vs. South, ushistory.org. “The north controlled the seas.” Strengths and Weaknesses: North vs. South, ushistory.org. The south had a very big disadvantage when it came to fighting in the water. “The south didn't get any food, gunpowder and ammo from there old ports they had to melt down crosses from churches and belt buckles to get bullets while the north was taking their railroad tracks to make bullets from.” Strengths and Weaknesses: North vs. South, ushistory.org
Period 2 Trimble, Reginald From the election of our third president Thomas Jefferson to the election of Honest Abe, the life between the North and the South differed tremendously. These disagreements resulted in tension between the two. Although they attempted to create togetherness with the Missouri Compromise, politically the Northern republicans who were for free states had difficulty agreeing with slave state ideas with the democratic southerners, economic wealth for the North was gained from manufacturing while the South’s wealth came from the manual labor of slaves, and socially North was positioned to abolish slavery but not segregation even though the South wanted both. These sentiments from both sides resulted in the beginnings of
Sectional conflict between the North and South was the very platform of the birth of the Civil War. Slavery was a prominent dispute that played a large role in the differences throughout the U.S. at this time, but there were other causes as well including economic and social differences and the election of Abraham Lincoln. In the midst of various events in the 1850s, it was the southern secession that began the true separation of the Union and the Confederacy, which showed the reality and quickness of the arrival of the Civil War in the United States.