we were competing as a nation with the english empire. we needed to combine our wealth to get a strong hold on our economy against the english empire that was doing us in. And slavery had become so unpopular that it was beginning to cause violence. Something had to be done. The southern politicians were sell outs to Great Britain. the rebel soldiers were the only ones with a since of patriotism for the south. the leaders were greedy slave trading communists.
Slavery is communism. they took all the wealth at the top and gave their free labor the bare essentials to get by and keep working.