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Compared to the South, the North had
a) colder winters, shorter summers
b) wetter winters, drier summers
c) shorter winters, warmer summers
d) warmer winters, longer summers

The wide, fertile, coastal plains of the South were ideal for
a) establishing busy seaports.
b) building cotton mills.
c) growing cash crops.
d) developing a shipbuilding industry.

What was the main effect of Eli Whitney's cotton gin on the South?
a) Cotton mills moved to the South.
b) Cotton became the South's main crop.
c) Cotton farmers no longer needed slaves.
d) Cotton exports o Europe fell sharply.

The Industrial Revolution began with a dramatic shift from
a) slave labor to immigrant labor.
b) wool clothing to cotton clothing.
c) steam power to electric power.
d) handmade to machine-made goods.

Few mills and factories were built in the South because southerners
a) put their money into land and slaves.
b) did not buy manufactured goods.
c) refused to pay wages to workers.
d) believed women should work at home.

Which invention brought the Industrial Revolution to northern agriculture?
a) Eli Whitney's cotton gin
b) Elias Howe's sewing machine
c) Cyrus McCormick's reaper
d) Robert Fulton's steamboat

By 1850, the cheapest and fastest way to move goods in the North was by
a) stagecoach.
b) canal boat.
c) river steamboat.
d) railroad.

Most goods in the South moved by
a) road.
b) canal.
c) river.
d) rail.

The South's political leaders were
a) wealthy planters.
b) successful businessmen.
c) well-educated lawyers.
d) influential ministers.

The North attracted more immigrants than the South because it offered
a) cheaper land for farming.
b) more jobs in mills and factories.
c) an economy built on slave labor.
d) more railroads and canals.

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