Although the North and South had many advantages over one another, they each had as many disadvantages. The North had to conquer a large amount of land in order to win the Civil War. They were also invading unfamiliar land. The North may of had a strong Navy, but overall their soldiers were not properly skilled compared to the South. The South did have the advantage of good officers to train the soldiers, but they had very few people for the job.
The North and South emerged as two differences because they had various differences. These differences included the geography,the economy,societal,and differences in the transportation systems. One of the most strong differences between the North and the South was the Climate and geography. In the North The climate is very different from the south. North has warm summers and snowy, cold winters like wise the south has warm,sunny,hot,humid summers ;and mild winters ,and heavy rainfall.
The treatment of slaves between the North and the South was drastically different. Slaves in the North typically lived in the same house as their master and worked by themselves, or in small groups (pg. 94). Slaves in the South tended to live in large plantations in which they were housed in plantation outbuildings (pg. 104). The difference between the North and the South in housing and working environment had a direct effect on the integration of African Americans into their new American society. When they were housed in the North with their masters and had limited exposure to other slaves, they tended to adopt the ways of their masters.
Regional difference did significantly increase between 1800 and 1848 in a couple of areas, mainly; economic difference due to different markets and focus on technological advancements, politically for each regions attempts to preserve their now differing economies, and socially in response to different markets and political views. The north and the south have always had different markets, the south has always been focused on agriculture, due to a better climate for growing, while the north hasn’t completely focused on industrial, though it 's always been more industrialized than the south. This became clear with the introduction of the factory to the north and the cotton gin to the south. The factory allowed the north to focus on making textile and clothing while the south provide them with the material, cotton that they were growing and harvesting quicker than before due to the cotton gin. The north also continued receiving road and railroads and embracing advancement in transport like steamboats, canals the telegraph, allowing them to transport goods and information quicker.
In 1787, the Constitution was written to unite all of the states together. At this time, the Southern States were very agriculturally focused and the Northern States were very industrialized. There were some disagreements between the states regarding the Constitution and division began to take place in the United States. Slavery was a controversial topic at the time. Enslaving African Americans had been a problem since the early 17th century.
Both sides involved in the civil war had distinct advantages and disadvantages, which all played a part to decide the outcome of the civil war. The north for example, was an economic and industrial powerhouse. They also had excellent communication and transportation networks to efficiently organize their army. The south however, had a home advantage where they could get supplies from anywhere they pleased. Additionally, Southern generals were vastly superior to their northern counterparts.
During the pre-civil war time period— also known as the antebellum years— America experienced a widespread transformation for the sake of its economy. With the booming belief of the Manifest Destiny, America’s constant desire for westward expansion caused disputes between the North and the South regarding the establishment of free states and slave states, which led to certain compromises such as the Missouri Compromise. After the Market Revolution, the North and South used its new gained land to create different means of economic gains; the North became industrialized through manufacturing, while the South became an agricultural industry dependent on cotton. However, as America’s boundaries expanded, tensions between the North and South grew, often leading to compromises in bloodshed. The drastic differences between the two groups eventually transformed America into a divided nation of sectionalism economically, politically, and socially.
In 1850 America was a country that was young and reckless. In the 50’s we went through 3 presidents; Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. The safety pin, dishwasher, and sewing machine were invented. We had California, Minnesota, and Oregon joined the United States. When I step back and look at the 1850s, I see a solid decade in the further development of America, however, the selfishness that Southern Americans partook in, is disgraceful.
Equal Protection involves the 13th and 14th amendment. An issue that they had in the past was slavery. Some people thought that it was not right to have blacks as slave. Even if you were black and free you had no rights to do anything, they were not citizens. Dred Scott is what caused the Civil War, which Abraham Lincoln was President of the northern states.
The North and South rose out of many differences. From economic to political, the North and South have always been opposites. Even their cardinal directions are polar opposites. So, what is it that makes them so different? How does this compare to today?