The Industrial revolution caused major changes in every aspect of the nation's economy, politics, society. The South was determined to expand and grow, just like the North, yet it became very different. In the South, the slave population expanded throughout because the plantation system depended on the slaves, race was a huge issue, and because the resistance made by the blacks had little to none effect. The South experienced the same growth as the North, but it did not develop like the North. The South based its economy and growth from the agricultural work the slaves were doing. The slaves cultivated tobacco, wheat, rice, and cotton. Although by the nineteenth century, the cultivation of tobacco began to decline. That is then when the short-staple cotton was introduced into the cultivation. It became very popular in all of the South. The cotton production was very successful and raised the export trade. Men and women began to purchase land in the south for plantation. But of course, the work demanded for a lot more slaves, causing a higher increase in slavery. The slaves either traveled with their masters to the plantation fields, or they were sold to other planters. The slaves were ,more often than never, separated from their families. Not many whites actually owned slaves in the South, according to statistics. Yet, those who owned slaves were usually the head of a family that was, most of the time, made up of around five people. The planter aristocracy influenced the economy, politics and lifestyle of the Southern region. Those white southerners felt powerful, almost like the aristocracies of the Old World. To the white southerners, the institution of slavery was special and unique. The South was the only region in the Unit... ... middle of paper ... ...laves who gave the scheme away and was stopped by the Virginia militia. The most common form of resistance of the slaves was not working hard, this act infuriated the whites because it slowed the down the rate of cultivation. During the time of 1800 to 1860 slavery took a rapid increase. This expansion was mainly due to the need for a stronger economy, which was gained through the expansion of the cultivation of cotton. As well as the fact that blacks were seem as the inferior race. The superiority over the blacks made the white southerners feel powerful, and dominant. That power did not allow for the blacks to resist and fight back for their freedom and equality. While the south, through the use of slavery, grew as a region, it did not develop along with the nation.