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  • Social And Economic Life Of The South
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    Reconstruction After the Civil War, the country needed to be fixed and rebuilt. A period of Reconstruction followed the war. However, with so many people gaining instant citizenship and for nowhere for them to go, it is easy to see that the rebuilding of the country was a failure. In the mid-1800's, the major source of income for the south was obviously cotton. This was done on small farms, but mostly on large plantations. The physical labor was done by slaves in many instances, and each slave w...
  • Slave Holding South
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    The Battles Before The Battle Between The States Charley TollefsenU.S. History Essay no. 1 January 24, 1999 Warning: THE COMMENTARY IN THE FOLLOWING IS THE SOLE PRODUCT OF THE AUTHOR, AND MAY CONTAIN SOME BIAS DUE TO THE BIAS CONTENT OF THE AUTHOR'S SOURCE OF INFORMATION, PLEASE READ WITH CARE. In 1861 the United States declared war on the seceded Confederate States of America. This war is more popularly known as the Civil War or the War Between the States. The war was a conflict that was inevit...
  • Religious Difference Between The North And South
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    The American South represents the more agricultural sector of the United States; it was and in some places is still quite far behind the Northern sectors of America. Northerners tended to be better educated than their southern partners. The North also had a much larger population than the South with a 21.5 million population, whilst the south had a population of 9 million. The fundamental differences between the two can be classified through religion, the slave movement as well as the agricultur...
  • Reconstruction Period
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    The Reconstruction period was the process of rebuilding, the south, after the Civil War. (1865-1877) The consequences of the Civil War left Americans with questions of what to do next? Abolishing slavery was a concern. Among many other questions was what should be demanded of the Southern states, and what should be the responsibility of the newly freed slaves. They wanted to know how the economy should be rebuilt based on free labor. Slaves could now work for wages. The Reconstruction Period beg...
  • South's Dependence On Slavery
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    'The tragic 'fireball in the night' imagined by Jefferson had finally rung. The Missouri Compromise had failed. Proslavery and antislavery civilians clashed in the streets and took up arms. Thousands of Northerners were willing to die for their beliefs. The Civil War had begun. The states were at war with each other. ' This dividing battle between the North and the South was unavoidable. The Civil War was caused by economic, political and moral problems. It all started by an alarming increase in...
  • Cruel To Their Slaves As Many People
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    Causes Of The American Civil W arby Victoria Kent Four years of American bloodshed on American soil. Why? The reasons are varied. From the formation of America to 1860, the people in this country were divided. This division was a result of location and personal sentiments. Peace could not continue in a country filled with quarrels that affected the common American. There is a common misconception that the American Civil War was fought only over slavery, when in fact there were several other reas...
  • Treatment Of The Slaves In The South
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    The American Civil War In 1860, arguably the world's greatest nation was locked in Civil War. The war divided the country between the North (Union) and South (Confederate). The war lasted five years and by 1865 the Confederate forces were truly beaten. Out of this horrendous war though, where some 600,000 men died grew a greater sense of nationalism than is today, unrivalled around the world. The American Civil War is interpreted differently by many historians but most see the catalyst as slaver...
  • Slave Labor
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    Slavery affected the south on two levels. It affected individual people, their attitudes and everyday life, and it affected the south as a whole socially and economically. Slaves' lives were of course governed by a lifetime of servitude, but the slave owners were also changed by the acceptance of slavery. Slave labor also caused the economic status of the north and the south to grow apart. The most drastic affects of slavery were of course felt by the slaves themselves. In the early 1800's the i...
  • Number Of Free States And Slave
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    On the eve of the Civil War, the United States was a nation divided into four quite distinct regions: the Northeast, with a growing industrial and commercial economy and an increasing density of population; the Northwest, now known as the Midwest, a rapidly expanding region of free farmers where slavery had been forever prohibited under the Northwest Ordinance; the Upper South, with a settled plantation system and (in some areas) declining economic fortunes; and the Southwest, a booming frontier...
  • Slaves
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    1. The three components of the American System were establishing a new protective tariff, starting a new transportation system and restoring the national bank. Henry Clay thought that each of these components would strengthen and unify the nation because he thought the American system would unite the nation's economic resources because the south would grow food and raise animals that the north would eat and in return the south would by the manufactured goods the north made. A new transportation ...
  • Southern Slaves
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    The debate over the economic advantages of slavery in the South has raged ever since the first slaves began working in the cotton fields of the Southern States. Initially, the wealth of the New World was in the form of raw materials and agricultural goods such as cotton, sugar, and tobacco. Slavery, without a doubt, had its profitable aspects prior to the Civil War. However, this postulation began to change as abolitionists claimed the land of the Southern Plantations was overworked and the pote...
  • Hatred Towards Freed Slaves By Southern Whites
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    Many freed slaves were denied the right to vote through many of the following techniques: literacy tests that were impossible for freed slaves to pass, grandfather clauses which were futile to freed slaves, poll taxes, and Jim Crow laws. If these were all erased and freed slaves were able to vote freely, the attitude and political power of the South would of been greatly altered. Would it of been altered for the good or for the bad The main aspect that would of changed would be greatly increased...
  • Use Of Black Slave Labor
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    The American South The American South, had a social system which was distinct in many ways. There was an economy relative tothe region, where class structure and a system of racial differences which caused the South to become unique to the rest of the nation. Historians such as James Henrietta have said that Capitalism was the cause of all evil within the American South. American Capitalism defined by Max Weber is a greed for gain, and acquisition by force, ... whether directly in war or in the ...
  • South Through The Camerons
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    How the South was portrayed and why the Civil War was a tragedy There are two sides told in every story. In D.L. Griffin's Birth of a Nation the story is told through the eyes of two families, the Camerons who are from the south and the Stoneman's who reside in the north. The notion of this film was pro-south during the Civil War and the Reconstruction Period and was such a tragedy because war isn t a glorious. The film portrays the South through the Camerons, a family from Piedmont, South Carol...
  • People Of North And The South
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    When you hear the term "America", many different ideas come to mind. Some of these ideas include loyalty, patriotism, equality, and freedom. It took hundreds of years for America to be known for these ideals. When America was first undergoing settlement, it was introduced to many different people from all across Europe. These settlers from Europe came to America for many different reasons such as religious, economic, and political. Around the time America began to thrive and the people began to ...
  • South Into A Slave Society
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    The British colonies in North America started out as small settler colonies based mostly in the north. However as the colonies expanded, colonies developed in the south. The southern and northern colonies were based on very different things. The north was based on industry and other manufactured goods, while the south was based on staple crops and raw materials. Because the southern way of earning money was crops, the people in the south turned to African slaves as a cheap labor force. There wer...
  • Slave State
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    I'll try to help you the best that I can, but I recommend going to your local library and just go over some books that contain documents that are around the Civil War era and speeches of some candidates like Douglas. I'll help you with the first 2 since you seem to know about #3.2. The South said that they needed slavery to keep their economic growth. The South had always relied on farming and agriculture for its economy. It had no other way of earning money at that other time. The fertile soil ...
  • Big Change In The South
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    The very status of normality decides in which rung of the social ladder we reside upon. Prior to the Civil War, the South lived in their normal way of life. That is that they were able to uphold their social hierarchy in which the Slaves were the very bottom rung, and the rich dictated politics. However, with the loss of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, the South was changed. After Reconstruction, one could say that the southern people, black and white, returned to their normal...
  • Manufacturing In The Antebellum South
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    The United States economy has always varied by region. Most notably, during the period leading up to the Civil War, the markets of the North and the South grew at markedly different rates and in considerably different directions. Different occupations combined with local market practices produced varying growth rates of the economy in the two regions. In the early 1800's the South had more manufacturing than the Northeast. But after the War of 1812 cotton agricultural production displaced everyt...
  • Slave Owners Of The South
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    jasmine griffith A PUSH Pre Civil War Prompt: "Slavery was the dominating reality of all Southern life". Assess the validity of this generalization for TWO of the following aspects of Southern life from about 1840 to 1860: political, social, economic, and intellectual life. Slavery was the dominating reality of all Southern life. The effects of Slavery in the south can be seen both socially and economically. Cotton was king and the white government of the South meant that slavery wouldn't go awa...

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