your answer is B, during the civil war the south was strong due to their cash crop economy meanwhile the northern states where strong on industries specially textile.
The correct answer is B) farming.
Similar to the Northern region, the South experienced a surge of growth in farming.
The Southern states were considered rural states and experienced growth due to cotton. The uses of slaves in the cotton fields was very important for the Southerners, that is why slavery was an important part of the economy of the Southern states. In those years, most of the farms in the South were small plots of land where families work hard to make a living. Most farmers in the South acquired their lands in the 1700s.