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Slavery was a main basis for the economic system in the South and the Southern states felt that it was a state's right to allow the concept of slavery.
There were also three ***** holding states that did not secede from the Union. These included Kentucky and Maryland. The slaves outside of the Confederacy were not freed until the 13th Amendment was ratified.
The large ***** owning agriculture interests were the main driving force behind secession as they felt that their economic livelihood was at risk. For example, in Texas the drive for secession was largely driven by the large cotton plantation owners along the lower Brazos River Valley.