The conflicting and different perspectives adopted by the North and South in discussing the issue of black American slavery is founded mainly on economic, rather than political differences.It is important to note that the two regions have different economic and political orientations when the early British settlers inhabited the then-called Americas.The Southern region inhabitants inhabited the part of the territory that has sparse fertile land, low and often scarce water resource, and a generally'unfriendly' environment, which resulted to numerous deaths due to illnesses obtained while inhabiting the Southern region lands.The Northern region, meanwhile, enjoyed relatively better environmental resources than their Southern counterpart.The Northern region inhabitants easily established its own agricultural society and grew in number/ population, as compared to the Southerners.
Thus, when black slaves were shipped to America, the Southerners took advantage of the slavery system in order to convert their misfortunes into an economic success, eventually becoming well-known for their cotton plantations.However, the Northerners, with a rich economic disposition and growing cultural heritage, learned to recognize the rights of the black American slaves.Since they were not too dependent on the slavery system to maintain their healthy economic disposition, they were thefirst ones who sought for a social reform in terms of how slavery is recognized and supported in America.The Southerners, completely dependent on the slaves to maintain their plantations and keep their economic resources available in the region, argued against the call for a social reform, arguing for the maintenance of the slavery system as a necessary measure to help America, as a nation, survive economically and politically.
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