Cultural Difference Between the North and South

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Lauren Dlugosz Geography 321 Professor Osborne 20 February 2008 Cultural Difference Between the North and South The United States is often described as a melting pot of different ethnicities, religions, and cultures; however, it has never been the case that our nation’s cultures are equally blended. In fact, the historical differences between the cultures of the Northern and Southern United States had such an impact that they caused the deadly American Civil War! Dissimilar climates and terrains yielded two very diverse economies, resulting in two completely different cultures. Of course, these two regions have had different opinions on governmental policy, a fact which has remained pertinent in the politics of today. Cultural studies have proved that there are, in fact, completely different emotions and ideas within each of the regions. These two groups were destined to have differences from the very basic characteristics of their land. The ecological and climatic differences within the United States were such that the North and South relied on completely different types of economies. The Northern states were covered with of rocky soil, had a relatively mountainous terrain, and endured long, cold winters; thus, it aspired to be an urban society in which citizens held jobs in
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course GEOG 321 taught by Professor Osborn during the Fall '07 term at San Diego State.

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