The South Support Slavery In The United States
Of course, The South did not have as much technological and industrial advancements as The North until after slavery was abolished. The North had more massive industrial factories, as to The South had lived in a more farming community base. At the time, the partial reasoning behind The South supporting slavery was due to the economy and business interest, particularly agriculture. It was more convenient to have slaves working free labor, then to have paid workforces doing all the work, this was the ultimate advantage that affected the region 's economy. The North had believed otherwise, that slavery was taking more jobs away from the whites and argued that slavery was hurting the economy rather than boosting it. The only people who did not profit off anything was the slaves working the free labor, the black population. The war began due to the struggle of trying to preserve the union, not the struggle of trying to free the slaves. Though the fight to free the slaves benefited black people all around America and derived from morals and ethic, they were not prioritized. Lincoln having a personal dislike of slavery, was willing to tolerate it in some states if it meant preserving the union.
Although almost every historian today agrees that slavery and the preservation of slavery was the cause of the civil war, The South denied it at the time. The South claimed that the cause of the …show more content…
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