In the 1800s there werern't TVs and phones
In the southern United states, there were steamboats and stage coaches.
They were used to transport crops and people.
The North had steamboats, but they also had many trains. They were also used to transport people, but instead or crops, we moved products and machines.
Today, transporation is somewhat the same and different.There are still trains in the North, and some in the south, but we no longer use steamboats for our main way of transporting things.We still use boats and trains to transport crops and other things, but we now use cars, buses, etc more to transport people.
In the Southern United States, the economy was based on farming.
The South's biggest crop was cotton, and it was still legal to own slaves in the South. Wealthy plantation owners would own large farms and many slaves. Today, there are still a large amount of farms in the South, and I think that is because the soil and land is still very fertile and built for farming, so people will contine to make money off of it.
In the Northern United States,