What were the similarities and differences between the North and South during the Civil War?
The North was mainly industrialized and heavily populated. The
South was agricultural and had pockets of populated areas, but was
mainly rural. The Southern states relied heavily on exporting
cotton and other produce to Europe and, in order to make a profit
on these exports, relied on slave labor. The North was also more in
favor of the National government having more power than the states.
While in the south people were more in fovor of states rights and
power being greater than that of the national government.