The North and South emerged as two distinct regions because they had various differences. These differences included the geography, the economy, the society, and the transportation. The North and the South were very opposite. This caused them to become two diverse regions. These differences ultimately lead to the Civil War.
After the invention of the Cotton Gin, there as a greater necessity for persons and property, thus this made cotton the chief year’s produce of the South. The South was able to produce 7/8 of the worlds cotton supply. The South became more dependent on the planted field system and it’s full of force part, slavery. Notably, at that moment, the North was flourishing industrially. The North depended on factories and others
It affected the agriculture because there was very bad soil which meant that the crops that the farmers grew were only enough to feel their own way. And made it quite impossible to make it as a part as the economy and trade. New England’s economy was mostly reliant on the ocean. Fishing was the most important thing to this region’s economy. Whaling, shipbuilding, and logging were also important .There was relatively good climate in the Middle colonies.
They did much of the labor work for the southern colonies cash crops. New England colonies had a hot/humid climate so they weren’t able to do any farming like the southern colonies. The New England colonies did not have slaves, this is a big difference between the two and many slaves form the southern colonies would try to escape to the New England colonies since slaving wasn’t allowed there. But the New
In the south, the warm, humid climate and southern, fertile soil allowed colonists to grow sugar cane, rice, as cash crops. The south was able to grow many crops and foods the middle colonies, northern colonies, and even many European countries could not produce. Even though large farming fields were a typical setting in the south, slave plantations quickly dominated the southern economy. “Profit-hungry settlers often planted tobacco to sell before they planted corn to eat” (Kennedy, 61). This quote and the 40 million pounds of tobacco annually exported during the 1630’s exemplified the desire and economic opportunity the south possessed.
Eli felt like this invention was needed due to the process of cotton was a long enduring process that needed to speed up due to the high demand of cotton. To invent the cotton gin Eli analysed what the slaves were doing to remove the seeds from the cotton fiber and make it more proficient. He went through many trials and conquered some problems, but later figured out the problems. The cotton gin was then created. The cotton gin was created in 1793 by Eli Whitney.
“The South grew, but it did not develop,” is the way one historian described the South during the beginning of the nineteenth century because it failed to move from an agrarian to an industrial economy. This was primarily due to the fact that the South’s agricultural economy was skyrocketing, which caused little incentive for ambitious capitalists to look elsewhere for profit. Slavery played a major role in the prosperity of the South’s economy, as well as impacting it politically and socially. However, despite the common assumption that the majority of whites in the South were slave owners, in actuality only a small minority of southern whites did in fact own slaves. With a population of just above 8 million, the number of slaveholders was only 383,637.
New England Colonies subsistence, family operated farm and business economy dependent upon small farmers and merchants. The Southern area was significant slave population provided most labor for the large plantations. New England families provided most labor on their farms and in their
Eventually, the south became very powerful. “However, the invention of the cotton gin took the South 's national economic dominance and transformed it into a global phenomenon.” (Jones, 2013, p.1). At that time the south became really influential. “Thus vital links developed between the profit motive which led to inhuman efforts to dehumanize Africa slaves, and the conception of the New World as an environment of liberation, opportunity, and upward mobility.” (Bordwich,
The cotton gin increased cotton productivity which increased profits for farmers. The increase in profits led to the demand for more slaves to help plant and harvest the cotton. The slaves were no longer needed in the removal of seeds from cotton but were needed in increase numbers for planting and harvesting. There was a direct correlation between the increase in cotton production and the increase in slave populations