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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The North and South Throughout the Industrial Revolution NORTH Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources SOUTH Transportation Transportation The south had a total of 10,000 miles of railroad stretching across its land. Railroads helped transport crops like cotton, and steamboats also took crops north to Europe. The North had an impressive amount of transportation methods. In the year 1860 there were more than 88,000 surfaced roads and over 3,000 canals for water transportation. Most of the railroads were in the North, 30,000 miles worth. Climate and Geography Climate and Geography The North had warm summers and cold winters. The terrain was rocky, and the fast and shallow rivers were hard to navigate. Contrary to the North, the South had a generally warm climate with hot summers and mild winters. The South is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Thefertile soil was good for farming, and the slow rivers were easy traveling. The South also included humid swamps. Economy Economy Agriculture fueled the South and its economy. Cash crops like sugar, cotton, rice, tobacco, and indigo were grown in the South. The cotton industry grew and eventually took over the economy. When the South shipped their crops, they didn't support tariffs because of the highcosts. The economy in the North was based off of it's industries. These industries included textiles, shipping, lumber, furs, and mining. The North favored high tariffs on foreign goods to avoid competitors.
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