Was the Civil War justified for the north to fight?
The Civil War was one of the bloodiest conflicts in american history. It began with the secession of seven southern states, in 1861, and continued for four years. The Southern states thought that the removal of slavery was an outrage, and would die over it. The North wanted to free the slaves and keep the Union together. The destructive force behind the Civil War caused a lot beneficial change in the United States of America. The Union preserved itself and ended slavery in the nation.
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Ethnic cleansing and slaves
So the North hand very little need for slaves because once they were populated with factories and building to help mas produce things. They realized how they shouldn't be using/keeping slaves anymore because they had no use for it and how it was wrong. The South on the other hand really wanted to keep their slaves to work in the fields. When the North tried to get rid of it the Confederacy seceded, another reason the war was fought was to keep the Americas and the union together. The North felt the right to free the slaves but the Southern that states that disagreed did not feel the want to do such a thing so they ceceded. They also didn’t want to be a part of the union if that meant giving up their slaves. The Northerners knew that the South no longer need slaves and they could become self sufficient without the enslavement of other humans. It was also wrong to take Africans away from their home and make them get on boats and cross the atlantic to work on southern american plantations. The slaves were treated very badly and inhumane. They had terrible living conditions and were kept in primitive cabins. Another terrible thing was that families that were brought over were split apart by slave traders. After they were freed (slaves that is) they were able to become citizen after a while and could vote and own land so they contributed to the economy and help make America. So this one reason why morally the Civil war was a just and was a good decision to engage in combat to free the slaves so that they could be free and so the Union and confederacy would be a nation together once again so that is that.
The Civil War increased the roles that were viewed as acceptable for women in society.
Women had already participated in industry before the war, including in textiles, clothing, and shoe-making. The war not only bolstered what percentage of the industry was done by women, from a quarter to a third, but it also expanded where women worked. They started to enter into agricultural work, and government civil service. They were also field hospital workers, where they had the closest to direct frontline effect on the war. The American Red Cross was formed as a result of this, an organization that has had a long lasting and far-reaching effect on the world. The South was very similar. Women often had clerical jobs in the confederate government. They became teachers. They were at first denied work as nurses, but the war’s casualties escalated to the point where they were desperately needed to keep soldiers from dying. This was the largest expansion of women’s roles in a long time, perhaps the first in the history of the united states.
Economic growth from Civil War
After the Civil War had been fought and the slaves freed, there was a large change in the south. The free labor force of the slaves had been freed so most of the plantations were closed. But the south did have to be rebuilt, so there was a change from mostly agricultural economy to a more industrial economy. Many places within the south made this change like in West Virginia many coal mines , opened and in Virginia steel factories opened.
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