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South vs. North: Differences and Affect of the Civil War
Transcript of South vs. North: Differences and Affect of the Civil War
General Differences Venn Diagram
The soldiers on both sides usually weren't busy. In their free time when they weren't drilling, they were trying to overcome boredom. They would make meals, do laundry, cut firewood, and wrote letters. Soldiers also raced horses, gambled, and played cards and dominoes.
It was also common to desert on both sides during the war though it became more frequent later in the war. It was punishable by death.
The north before the war.
During the War
North vs. South: Before, During, and End
Witnessing another person's death may have emotionally scarred the soldiers. This can cause the soldiers extreme mental stress.
Soldiers After the War
Joined back to the Union upon defeat and begin later-war period called "Reconstruction". Many were in poverty and soon the south caught on to the industrialized life of the North.
South After War
North After War
The north was urban, they relied on industries for their business and trade, They didn't depend on slavery, because barely anyone in the region farmed. The north thought slavery was immoral.
New technology sprouted, so more jobs were created. Mining and metal refining became the backbone of northern industry.
Notes for Tristan:
Strenghts for north:
Strengths of south:
Knowing the land,food,never attacking.
Motivated to face hardships & fight for their side.
Joined to save the north & protect the Constitution.
Thought southerners were illegally trying to destroy the Union
Strengths and weaknesses of the North and South.
South acted in bursts of patriotism and nationalism.
Soldiers: Started as
the same as the south.
Industrial: Had more
weapons and ships.
Navy: owned the seas
since the south had no
Supplies: Since they had
more industry they had the
ability to produce more items.
Claimed they were fighting for liberty, but both obviously had different meanings for liberty.
Sought rights to self government.
On the defense
More skilled generals
Farmland: Due to all of the
slaves the south had the advantage for food.
Defensive: Since they very rarely attacked they had the advantage of the land.
Generals: Had most of the army colleges.
The south was mainly a rural region, that relied on slavery to fuel their economy. Due to the fact that majority was pro slavery, the region was pro slavery.
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Deserters in the Civil War.
used slavery to fuel economy.
thought they had a right to
own a slave.
Used factories to fuel
Thought slavery was