Social structures were another very big difference that split the North from the South. At the time lots of immigrants were coming to America in hopes of starting new lives and finding new jobs. For some immigrants this came easy, but for most this was difficult. When attempting to find work at factories immigrants often settled in the North. The social structure of the North gave more freedom where workers could settle and start making a living. Even though there were some individuals who were wealthier and more powerful than others, there was always still hope that they could all be successful no matter their circumstances. Southern states were not nearly as welcoming. Their social structure used something similar to a pyramid, and it was not easy to get from the bottom of pyramid to the top. This was because rich people were in charge of the economy. The wealthy would constantly make more and more money which would make it difficult for someone new to the pyramid to suddenly jump in. For both the North and the South it was clear that white men were on the top of the pyramid and lower classmen such as workers and slaves were at the bottom, even though the North did not have slaves.