NORTH VS SOUTH
Factory owners in the North were in search of quick inexpensive ways to deliver goods. Attempting to fufill this need, congress founded a national road across the Appalacian Mountians in 1806.However, river travel was much faster and cheaper than road travel was. They decided to build man-made canals that could carry goods to more places than natural ones could, and steam- engine boats that made travel against currents easier. But the most efficient method of travel was steam-powered trains because train tracks could be placed anywhere, including on mountains
During the 1800's the south was full of large plantations that needed effcient ways to deliver crops. Luckily, southern rivers were broad and had low currents making water travelsimple. One of the most important rivers was the Mississippi. It allowed for goods to be shipped from northern parts of the south, to the New Orleans port, where they could be sent to England or the north. For this reason, most southern cities were built along canals. The south also built a few railroads used by farmers to ship their products to the north.
Most people in the north worked in large, mass-product producing factories. New manufacturing methods were created that made goods cheaper. It was discovered that products could be assembled at a less expensive cost if identical, interchangable parts were used.There were also, new machines put into use that made factory production faster. There were also advances in farming equiptment, such as the steel- tipped plow, that made crop planting and harvesting more efficient.
Economy in the south was based on farming and agriculture. Most of the sputh was made up of small plantations farmed by slaves. Cotton was highest in demand but farmers were having difficulty harvesting it. As a solution, machines, such as the cotton gin, were enginered to make this process much simpler.
-Both used steam-engine boats and trains -Used machinery to be more efficient
-Agriculture/factories -South used slaves north did not