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Antebellum North and South: Different but Connected

Length of Time:   20-30 Minutes


The climate and topography of the North and South led to important differences from the beginning of our nation’s founding. The types of crops and economy resulted in part from these geographic differences. But as different as the regions were, 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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