Yeah but it just really happened out of spite.
the south who had all the industry which the north was caking off.... was like fu*k yall North we don't need yall. we bout to start our own sh*t.... u stay on your side and we gon' stay on our side.
So basically the North was the brains, and the south had the industry which the north help built b/c they pretty much had all the resources. The south got some brains and said they wanna break up. North was like fu*k NO, where the fu*k yall going, yall aint going no where. North tried to hit them where it hurts, and was like "we need to end slavery" South was big on slavery and didn't really like what the north was trying to do. They want back and forth bout they sh*t and the civil war happened. North won the war, and was like fu*k yall south mothafukaz, we gon keep you and yo sh*t heardme? and we taking out ya dumbass slavery HAHA. In yo face biooootch.
funny....but your kinda wrong..... The South was richer than the North for the most part yes, but there was massive economic disparity and inequality, also the south had zero industry, they were primarily based on agricultural cash crops like cotton, the North had all the industry.