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EDUCATION

North or South?

The people of the North and South had very different ways of life. They had different opinions on issues such as how to best run a government. The North believed in a strong federal government, while the South wanted the state governments to be the most powerful.

They also had differing opinions on the rights of African Americans. The North believed in treating people with equality (however their practice of equal rights had yet to be truly perfected). The South believed in the practice of slave labor and functioned on a hierarchy system. The North and the South each produced their own natural resources, which were based upon the land and climate in which they lived.

The jobs the North and South were unique too. The North was known for its large factories located in cities and the South was prized with rich farmland. Education was performed differently also. Students of the North attended classes in one-room schoolhouses, while children of wealthy plantations owners had private tutors.

In this section you will be asked to make a choice, either North or South. Think logically and you will make excellent choices.

1. Textile factory in Philadelphia
North

South


2. Tobacco plantation
North

South


3. Congressman who believes in states rights
North

South


4. Congressman who believes in the federal government
North

South


5. Plantation house
North

South


6. A bale of cotton
North

South


7. Shipbuilding
North

South


8. West Virginia
North

South


9. Maine
North

South


10. California
North

South


11. Missouri
North

South


12. Virginia
North

South


13. Confederate soldier
North

South


14. Union soldier
North

South


15. Yankee
North

South


16. Rebel
North

South


17. Jefferson Davis
North

South


18. Abraham Lincoln
North

South


19. Harriet Tubman
North

South


20. Slave labor
North

South


21. Urban
North

South


22. Rural
North

South


23. Blue
North

South


24. Gray
North

South


25. Industrialized
North

South


26. Secession
North

South


27. Agricultural
North

South


28. Slave states
North

South


29. Free states
North

South


30. Eli Whitney's cotton gin
North

South


31. Abolitionist
North

South


32. Favored tariffs that protected factory workers
North

South


33. Opposed tariffs that would cause prices of manufactured goods to increase
North

South


34. Manufactured goods
North

South


35. States rights
North

South


36. Strong central government
North

South


37. Robert E. Lee
North

South


38. Ulysses S. Grant
North

South


39. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
North

South


40. Frederick Douglass
North

South


41. Appomattox Court House in 1865
North

South


42. First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
North

South


43. Battle of Gettysburg
North

South


44. Richmond
North

South


45. Washington D.C.
North

South


The story

1. A Nation Divided

2. Events and Battles

3. Leaders

4. Daily Life

5. Aftermath


Activities

North or South?

Match the abolitionist

What would you do?

Name that leader

Study the artifact

Be a columnist

Interactive map


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