w slavery as their source of wealth for the slave labor sustained their plantations.
The agricultural activities included growing cotton and tobacco and subsequent exportation. The political leaders in the southern states also owned large plantations; hence, the call for the continuation of slavery, in the southern states was unanimous. In contrast, the northern states were highly industrialized, believed in equality among all people, called for dignity, and an angle of competition between the northern and southern states existed. Moreover, people in the northern states thought southern states had an unfair advantage of the free labor they received in the plantations.