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Julia3527
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During the Antebellum period, what group was at the top of the South's social hierarchy? planters clergy merchants teachers

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Kadekriaanggreni

If by planters you mean "Plantation owners", then it is planters. Plantation owners were at the top of the South's social hierarchy because they possessed large plots of land, yielding much income from the that land, and with the income came political power.

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