Southern Economy During The 1820's-1860

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During the 1820’s-1860’s the economy for both north and south were doing outstanding especially when it came to agriculture. During 1815, cotton was worth more than any other exports in the United State, and as the years went by cotton was the main export in the game. The southern states were filled with slaves and the northern states were filled with free people, so you would assume the southern states would have an advantage on agriculture but your wrong because in the south climate change had a major effect on their economy. The north had plenty of water because of the baes and rivers so they opened up a bunch of factories that would run off water called waterpower. The north was abusing their advantages and thats why they had 90 percent …show more content…

The north was living a more relaxed and healthy society compared to the south. The southern states were not doing pleasant socially. The south was filled with slaves which means no right, no choices, no freedom, and that means the slaves didn't have any social life especially compared to the north. The northern states had a free life because they were free people, they had free lives, and all their hard work was labor not slavery so it paid off. In the north people had the option of going to school and college was an option but you had to have been wealthy. But when it came to the south the only people who had a gap/opportunity for any education were kids and those were the children of plantation owners. People in the north had a church to go to but the people in the south did not, all they had were there religious dances and knowing they are apart of christianity and the person who chose their religion were the wealthy/the plantation owners. Equality was not a choice for these slaves it was a necessity and so was their religion and family. …show more content…

The slavery in the south during the 19th century was cruel, they had slaves sold away from their, families they had slaves being put into tight packs for transportation which lead to many deaths and illnesses to people/slaves who had no right to go through these struggles. Slaves didn't have any rights they didn't have a choice to fight for their life in court even if they have been raped or even fell under a false accusation. 8 year old kids were separated from their families and that was their biggest fear because being with their family was all they had left and that was taken from them as well.The young slaves/african american children were being fed like farm animals, eating their dinner out of troths. When slaves stole animals from farms to have a decent meal they would be whipped 20-30 times possibly even till they are dead. In the south these problems never occurred because there was not this much hate against the african americans and slavery was never this strict(in the south), especially at the

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