What were the major economic effects of the Civil War on the North and South?
John Licata * The economic differences were: * The North had an industrial based economy. * The Southern economy was agriculturally based * The North was represented with the Whig party * The south represented by democrats * south encouraged slavery * north did not mind slavery, but tried to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the country
For over a hundred years or more the South was an agricultural based economy and a society to match it. Whether one was a large plantation owner or a small farmer, they were born into a "farmland" society whose large plantations were driven by slave labor. There came a point, slowly. that there became a distinct difference between a Southerners way of thinking and a Northern way.In the North, its manufacturing base produced "workers" and…
What impact did the economic differences between the North and south have on the course of the Civil War?
How did white landownersin the south reassert their economic power in the decade following the civil war?
The American Civil War was devastating to the south. Even before the war, the South for the most part, had remained non-industrialized. By the end of the war, it was really far behind the north. It now faced challenges of hiring non-slave labor, and finding other markets for their cotton since Britain and France were now getting cotton from India and Egypt. The north had moved into the Second Industrial Revolution, there was a huge…
They were called carpetbaggers, because they put their possessions in suitcases made from what looked like carpets. In reality, they didn't go to look for political and economic opportunities, but to exploit the South. The effects of the carpetbaggers can be seen today in the lower wage scales typical of the South.