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South's Natural Features
Wide coastal plains, swamps and marshes ideal for growing rice, tobacco and sugar
Economy of the South
cotton and cotton gin (use of slaves: economically viable, no way to abolish it in a way that was economically and socially acceptable), cotton and cotton gin (use of slaves: economically viable, no way to abolish it in a way that was economically and socially acceptable)
Economy of the north
based on farming, fishing, merchandising, banking, and shipping using free labor
Growth of Industry
early 1800's when businessmen learned to use machinery to make goods faster and cheaper
Transportation in the south
roads were very poor and rivers were the primary mode of transportation(this had a lot to do with the creation of family plots)
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