SocStud-South - Educational opportunities were available...

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The economy in the South during the 1800s relied heavily on cotton. Unlike the North, the southern economy remained mainly agrarian. The Upper South still produced crops such as tobacco, hemp, vegetables, and wheat. But the Deep South was mainly committed to cotton and in some areas rice and sugarcane. The value of enslaved people increased because of the key role of production in cotton and sugar. The economy remained mostly rural and had few factories. They were mostly dependent on the North for manufactured goods. Most Southerners belonged to the Anglican Church during the 1800s. People attended church for social entertainment and spiritual enlightenment. Slavery was widely accepted but usually only rich people, people that were well off, and plantation owners actually owned any.
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Unformatted text preview: Educational opportunities were available only to the whites and mostly white men. Also, public schools were quite rare. Southerners passed their leisure time in dancing, playing games, and conversing, mostly on subjects such as money, women, clothing, and horses(gossip). Most people paid no care to politics. During the 1800s, most transportation in the south consisted of locomotives and steam engines. There were also horse carriages and of course, walking. Southern goods such as cotton were transported in keelboats, ships, schooners, and brigs. Most transportation took place on natural Waterways such as rivers, streams, oceans, and seas. However, trains, locomotives, wagons, and steam engines transported and delivered some of the goods....
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course DAS 152 taught by Professor Powers during the Spring '11 term at Moorpark College.

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