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How did plantation crops and the slavery system change between 1800 and 1860? Why did these changes occur?

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Changes in the Plantations, 1800-1860

After the American Revolution, the young nation turned into rebuilding and industrialization. The differences between the colder North and the much milder South however are stark. The North heavily industrialized, opening up factories in key cities (New York, Chicago) while the South continued to develop and reap the benefits of the massive plantations. Soon, the factory centers of the North became urbanized redefining the meaning and idea of what a 'city' looks like. Ideas also differed in relation to slavery. The North believed in emancipation - freeing the slaves. While Southern planation owners who were heavily dependent on slave labour did not agree ...

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