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North Economy vs. South Economy

Chapter 13 Review
by

Geoff Cleveland

on 6 January 2015

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Transcript of North Economy vs. South Economy

Milena Flament
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
Background Reading
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
"Flipped" Classroom
Industrialized North
SLAVERY
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
NORTH FACTORIES
SOUTH PLANTATIONS
Geoff Cleveland
United States History
The removal of one's identity
Factory VS. Plantation
Plantations of the South
Workers and Machines
THAT BLOWS MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NORTH WORKERS
SOUTH WORKERS
NORTH MACHINES
SOUTH MACHINES
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
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