In this Unit we will cover: The North VS The South
Unit 1 - Geography
Geography in the North
- From the rocky shores of Maine to the gently rolling plains of Iowa, the North had a variety of climates & natural features. - All the northern states experienced 4 distinct seasons, from freezing winters to hot, humid summers. - The most northerly states had colder winters & shorter summers. - The jagged New England coasts, for example, had hundreds of bays & inlets -The hillsides were covered with thick forests of Spruce & Fir.
Unit 1 - Geography
Geography in the South
- The climate & natural features encouraged southerners to base their way of life on agriculture. _ Compared to the North, the southern states enjoyed mild winters & long, hot, humid summers. _ Plentiful rainfall & long growing seasons made this a perfect place for raising warm- weather crops that would have withered & died further north. - Wide coastal plains edged the sourthern shoreline from Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
Unit 2 - Transporation
Transportation in the North
- Factory owners needed fast, inexpensive ways to deliver their goods to distant customers. - South Carolina Congressman John C. Calhoun suggested to build a "perfect system of roads & canals". - In the early 1800s, most American roads were very rough. - In 1806, Congress funded the construction of a national road. - Even with better roads, river travel was still faster & cheaper.
Unit 2 - Transportation
Transportation in the South
- While most rail lines were in the North, the South continued travel by water. - On plantation docks, slaves loaded cotton directly onto awaiting boats. - Most southern towns were built along waterways since water was the main way to travel. - In 1860, the South had just 10,000 miles of rail compared to 20,000 in the North
Unit 3 - What do you think?
Which one is Better?
The North has faster transportation but The South is better for farming.
I guess it's a tie
- Presentation By Emily Ingles - Facts Found in chapter nine of the text book - Pictures found on Google