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What was the same about the North and South?

Last Updated: 26th February, 2020

In the South, the economy was based onagriculture. Another difference between the North and Southhad to do with the new states forming in the western territories.The North wanted the new states to be “freestates.” Most northerners thought that slavery was wrong andmany northern states had outlawed slavery.

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Correspondingly, how were the economies of the North and South similar?

There are two major differences between the economiesof the North and the South during the time before theCivil War. The North had a more diversified economybased on free labor. The South had an agrarianeconomy based on slave labor. The South's economy wasbased mainly on the production of cotton for export.

Subsequently, question is, what caused sectionalism between the North and South? Sectionalism was the major cause of theUnited States Civil War because it was integral to creating theSouthern social life as well as shaping its political tendencies,not the issue of slavery, which only affected a very small percentof southerners.

Also asked, what were the differences between the North and South in the Civil War?

A civil war is a war fought betweencitizens of the same country. The regions of the Northand South were very different leading up to the AmericanCivil War. In economics, the North was all about bigcities and factories, whereas the South lived a farminglifestyle heavily dependent on slaves.

What were the social differences between the North and South?

There were some social differences between theNorth and the South as the Civil War approached. Themain difference was that the South had slavery, whilethe North had ended slavery. The southern society was basedon white people controlling the life of the enslavedAfricans.

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