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Cotton and cotton alone.

That's why they needed so many foreign imports, so when the Northern-dominated Congress raised the tariff on imported goods (to protect US manufacturing industry, which was all in the North), the Southern states saw it as a hostile tax on the South.

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Agriculture, primarily cotton and tobacco.

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what was the south's economy based on

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and the south's economy was largely based on

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