Owning slaves shows that the states in the South are independent of the states in the North.
Prior to the Civil War, most white citizens of South Carolina were not plantation owners. They owned small farms, and often struggled to get by. Which of the following describes the major differences between an independent white farmer and an African slave?
Independent white farmers did not have to do physical work in the fields.
Independent white farmers had legal rights and freedom.
Independent white farmers did not have to worry about money.
Independent white farmers usually had a fine education.