This year marks the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the american civil war karl marx defined it as a struggle between two historical epochs – the feudal and the capitalist. A educational powerpoint comparing the north and the south before and after the civil war. The large population centers were still in the northeastern and middle colonies, leaving the southern colonies of maryland, virginia, north and south carolina a rural frontier land the economies of these colonies were tied to agriculture during this time the great plantations were formed by wealthy colonists who saw great. The civil war changed the lives of the soldiers involved however, civilians on both sides were also caught up in and forever changed by the war women had to feed and care for families while taking over the duties that their husbands had before the war people on the home front had to deal with inflation, lack of supplies,. The overwhelming fact of daily life in the north was coping with stress there were 22 million people in the north at the beginning of the civil war, compared to around 9 million people in the south (of which around 4 million were slaves, not new labor saving devices were invented shortly before and during the civil war.
Civil war culture in america–both north and south–was greatly distinct from life in the antebellum years as the newspapers–many of which featured reports directly from the battlefield–were more widely distributed than ever before, shaping the public's wartime experience to a greater extent than any previous conflict. By marc schulman introduction in the years before the civil war, the economic interests of americans in the north and northwest grew increasingly further from those of americans in the south and southwest although the civil war itself was caused by a number of different factors, the divergent paths taken in the economic. Differences in the north and south think about the last time you went to a friend's home does your friend's family do everything the same as yours probably not, even if they live right down the street this is exactly what happened in our country before the civil war different areas did things differently, and it divided the. In 1860, the north manufactured 97 percent of the country's firearms, 96 percent of its railroad locomotives, 94 percent of its cloth, 93 percent of its pig iron, and over 90 percent of its boots and shoes the north had twice the density of railroads per square mile there was not even one rifleworks in the entire south civil war.
The economic differences between the north and south contributed to the rise of regional populations with contrasting values and visions for the future south view of the south in contrast to the factory, the plantation was a central feature of southern life (library of congress) the fertile soil and warm climate of the. According to an 1850 census, the us population was 23,191,867 – up from 13 million in 1830 and the 1850s was a decade of more population growth for the north according to the 1860 census, the us population was 31,443,321 – an increase of 39 percent in one decade in 1860, the south had about 8 million whites.
Even if, as berlin illustrates in a companion table, 100 percent of the african americans living in the north were free in 1860 (compared to only 62 percent in the south), it still is a puzzle to figure out why the majority lived below the mason- dixon line and here's the kicker: at no time before the civil war (at least not after the. Despite the fact that many people, in both the northern and southern states, worked on farms during the time before the civil war, the northern become both more industrialized and more urbanized, while plantation agriculture remained the focus in the south the industrial transformation which took place in the north. Antebellum period summary: the antebellum period in american history is generally considered to be the period before the civil war and after the war of 1812 during this same time, the country's economy began shifting in the north to manufacturing as the industrial revolution began, while in the south, a cotton boom.
Directions - copy the information below on your own paper, comparing and contrasting the north and south in the mid-1800's make a chart like when you are done with the notes, write a paragraph explaining the differences between the north and the south the culture of the north was determined by life in the cities. How different from each other were the north and south before the civil war recent work by historians of antebellum america throws interesting new light on this old question since some of these studies deal with individual com- munities,' others with single themes of antebellum life, they are in a sense piran. Life during the 1800s in america was already difficult for many people of course there were rich factory owners in the north and plantation owners in the south, but the average farmer and his family worked extremely hard just to survive when the civil war started, living conditions became even more difficult for the average.