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North Economy vs. South Economy
Transcript of North Economy vs. South Economy
North: Slavery is Illegal, workers had to be paid. Factories held great promise of employment, advancement, and cheaper goods
1830: 720,000 bales of Cotton are exported to Great Britain
Southern Plantations produced over half of the world's cotton supply. By 1860, cotton accounted for almost 60% of American exports which totaled $200 million a year!
1850: 2.85 Million bales of cotton are exported to Great Britain
1860: FIVE MILLION BALES!
Economies: Pre-Civil War
Proponent of the
Child labor in the North
The need for labor in the Cotton Kingdom
South: Very Dependent on Cotton...Could be processed in greater quantities with the invention of the Cotton Gin
United States History
The removal of one's identity
Factory VS. Plantation
Plantations of the South
Workers and Machines
THAT BLOWS MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gee Golly Batman! Thats allot of cotton!
Families commonly worked in factories...that's right I said families!
Children weekly earnings totaled that of what an adult made in a single day
Workers were sometimes paid with credit to the company store
Workers are provided with housing
Young, unmarried women are hired to spin thread and weave cloth
Women are paid $2-5 each week
Common work hours range from 12-14 hours a day