Economy Equality

By: Trinity Saiz

Main Idea

The connections I found between all three major events is that each event changed people's aspects on life, equality, teaching, and people.

All three events changed people's lives.

Economy changed greatly during and after all three events.

Economy Connections; Civil War, Civil Rights, and Vatican 2

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Civil War (1861-1865)

- The Confederacy was left nearly broke after the war

- During the war, since so many family members were gone, the agricultural aspect of the South was left idle or insufficiently farmed. The effect of this caused starvation throughout and after the war

- Arms and ammunition were also in short supply in the South (men had to bring their own guns)

- In the end, the South lost the war because of a short supply of men, money, and other valuable supplies

- Unlike the South, the North had a lot of food to feed it's armies, and people

- Since the North was very industrialized, most of the factories could give the armies supplies

- The Civil War resulted from long standing sectional differences and questions not fully resolved when the United States Constitution was ratified in 1789

- At least 700,00 soldiers were killed and millions more wounded

- Large sections of the South were destroyed by violent battles and the Union nearly collapsed under determined Confederate forces.

- Economically, the war was a positive for the North and a negative for the South

- The North had more advantages than the South. The North had more men, money, and more industrial power

- The South struggled to recover economically psychologically from the war

- The South never really regained its public power after the war

- Both the North and South were affected on January 1, 1863 when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in captures South territory. It wasn't until after the war, that in December 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, finally freeing all slaves

Civil Rights Movement (1964)

History of the Civil Rights Movement


MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech by nowake
- The Civil Rights Movement brought many economic changes all over the nation for black people
- In the South many black people sent out fliers to consumers to boycott businesses refusing to employ black people
- In Industrial settings, black people fought for decades against segregated promotion lines that denied them higher-paying skilled positions
- Desegregation of textiles was the single-largest contributor to the sharp increase in relative black incomes from 1965 to 1970
- Not only did black living standards improve, but many workers were able to send their children to college to receive a high education
- The Voting Rights Act of 1965 changed black-voter registration and the number of black elected officials increased over the next 30 years
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Vatican 2 Council October (1962- December 1965)

- Pastoral Constitution of the Modern World

In Latin: Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope) was one of the four Apostolic Constitutions resulting from the Second Vatican Council

- The industrial type of society is gradually being spread, leading some nations to economic affluence, and radically transforming ideas and social conditions established for centuries.

- The Vatican Council changed modern day life for many people

- It was the first time in a about a hundred years where a huge group of bishops gathered in Vatican City

- In the Vatican 2 Council the people who attended the council discussed and debated church teachings and how the Catholic church could relate to the modern world

- The church is now more open about it's teachings because of the council and the Pope's decisions

- There have been obvious changes including the Liturgy and the Eucharist

Vatican II: seeking change in the Catholic Church


All three events altered people's lives and the every day community.
Many generations of families were changed throughout each event.