Students will examine a table of 1850 Census data on employment to understand the professions of free men across the United States at the time, calculating the percentages working in different industries. Students will also compare and contrast economies in the North and South during the Antebellum Period.
The following item is part of this activity. The item, its source, and instructions for viewing it online appear at the end of this teacher version.
Students will create and support their own inferences after examining census data.
High School History