Nevertheless, the culture and economy in the Southern States was drastically different from that in the North. The conservative society of the South relied heavily on agriculture, which did not require factoring or a push for industrialization among the economy in the South. Another difference in the South was the states did not develop large cities as in the North, which affected economic and industrial growth. The population in the South did not see the immigration that made up those that inha...
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...that the North faced was in their military leadership, such generals like George McClellan or Joseph Hooker were highly respected by the men they commanded, but refused to take full advantage of their military advantage over the South. During the Peninsula Campaign, McClellan held his army’s advance towards Richmond to build fortifications against a weaker Confederate force at Yorktown. With McClellan’s choice to not take the risk of fighting an enemy that he could have defeated, his progress to Richmond had been delayed for a month, allowing Lee to build up fortifications around the capital and gain reinforcements from Jackson’s army. Despite, their failures the North’s ability to move from the nation’s foundational roots militarily, politically, economically, and socially helped them achieve victory, bringing the nation back together, and change the United States.
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