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For what reasons did the South secede from the Union?

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May 16, 2012 8:55PM

for slavery and states rights

A farming community vs manufacturing community

was misrepresented in the house of Representative

once the house of representatives favored the north by 2/3s the North overwhelmed the South in votes, the south was ready to leave the Union.

Most people in the South did not own slaves.So large tariffs on imports were a bigger problem.