Civil War: The Geography of the North and South



How were the North and South different yet connected geographically and economically? The climate and topography of the North and South led to important differences from the beginning stages of our nation’s founding. The types of crops and economy resulted in part from these geographic differences. As different as the regions were though, they were also connected. Raw materials from the South provided the supplies for the growing manufacturing of the factories of the North. Planters in the South often purchased items manufactured in the North. This is 1 of 27 lessons in the unit.

Material Type:
Curriculum Unit
Grade Level:
3, 4, 5
Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s), Expansion, Industrialization & Reform (1801-1861), Civil War & Reconstruction (1850-1877)
United States, North America
Time Period:
1754-1820, 1801-1861, 1850-1877