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Who supported slavery and why?

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Slavery in the southern states was supported by plantation owners who made their money off of crops. They believed that slaves were necessary to keep the southern economy going, so slaveholders were not willing to let their slaves go.

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The South supported slavery because that is what they relied on to produce their goods. Nearly half of the Souths population was made up of slaves.

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