| Political views often clashed. Wealthy entrepreneurs wanted to increase profits. Workers wanted better wages and working condition.
| Racism was still a huge political problem that was still alive mostly in the south. This influenced many political movements and laws.
| In rural areas, farmers were also politically active. It was a region in which social and political campaigns took root
| Chinese people caused riots and other political problems since they wanted better pays and etc.
| The growth of industry highlighted the gap between rich and poor in this region more than any other.
| The post-Civil War South continued to have problems related to race. Laws that allowed segregation and discrimination made it hard for southern African Americans to enjoy the improved transportation of the Second Industrial Revolution.
| The gap between rich and poor was a source of friction. Labor unions were active in cities.
| Their willingness to work for lower wages and the cultural differences between them and the white settlers led to friction. They faced problems, including riots and discriminatory laws.
| Economic or Type of Economy
| The type of economy was manufacturing economy.
| After the Civil War, the South had to rebuild and develop a new economic structure. Most industry and rail transportation were destroyed during the Civil War. The war also ended slavery, which took away the South's main source of labor. Their economy remained mostly agricultural
| Economic growth in both farming and manufacturing.
| The economy continued to be based on natural resources.
| Population Change
| This rapid growth of a manufacturing economy created a need for workers. Cities in the Northeast became destinations for the immigrants that came to the United States. By 1870 about 15 percent of the U.S. population was...
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