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Why did the south support slavery?

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2009-05-03 17:24:37

For multiple reasons 1) Poor white farmers feared economic

competition of four million freed slaves. 2) White plantation

owners feared abolition would destroy the South's economy 3)

Slaveholders believed that slaves were inferior and required White

guardianship 4)Slavery was also condoned in the bible


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