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Differences between North and South before 1860

Length of Time:   30 Minutes


The climate and topography of the North and South led to important differences from the beginning stages of our nation’s founding. The types of crops and economy resulted in part from these geographic differences. As different as the regions were though, they were also connected. Raw materials from the South provided the supplies for the growing manufacturing of the factories of the North. Planters in the South often purchased items manufactured in the North.

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