North vs. South Project
by Dani Montocchio
In the South, most people owned plantations where they grew cotton or tobacco, because their economy was based on agriculture.
Most plantations had slaves to work. The slaves did not have the privilage to sit, they had to work in the fields all day.
By the 1790s, slaves decreased and some slaves were freed
Slaves had to work everyday in the fields. Because there was a lack of factories, the South got a lot of goods from the North.
During the Industrial Revolution, the Northerns changed from working manually, to using machines in factories.
Francis Cabot Lowell went to England and saw how they used machines, he came back to the North and made even better machines.
Francis Cabot Lowell hired women to work the machines because they were eager to work and get jobs.
By 1860, the value of manufacturing in the North was ten times greater than in the South.