The North – think manufacturing
It will help you to remember and explain the American Civil War if you think of the North in terms of N for nuts and bolts, thereby associating it with manufacturing.
North = Nuts and bolts
North = Manufacturing
In 1860, 90% of America’s manufacturing output came from the northern states. The North produced 17 times more textiles than the South, 30 times more leather goods, 20 times more pig iron and 32 times more firearms.