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Slavery was present from American colonial times through the end of the Civil War. The principle reason for slavery in the United States was economic. Slavery provided a source of cheap and plentiful workers for labor-intensive agricultural activity. The agrarian South relied heavily on slave labor to work on plantations growing cotton, tobacco, and other crops. The eventual rise of mechanized farming would have ended the economic rationale for slave labor, but moral objections to slavery in the northern US crystalized by 1861 and were a major reason for the Civil War. Ending slavery became a political imperative for the North and keeping slavery was an economic need of the South.

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