Social Effects

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African American

  • Served on both the Union and Confederate side

  • 1865 south allowed slaves to enlist although not many did

  • Free blacks WANTED to fight with the Union

  • Abraham thought that if slaves joined then “border states” would leave.

  • 1862 North allowed free slaves to enlist

Native American

  • They served on both the Union and Confederate side.
  • They fought in the war knowing there was a risk of jeopardizing their freedom, unique cultures and ancestral lands, if they were to pick the losing side.

Women and Children

  • More than 400 women fought for the Union and the Confederate armies by disguising themselves as men.
  • women took positions as..

    • teachers

    • nurses

    • factory workers

    • took over family business

People from the North

  • Social change in gender roles

  • Some people became hostile toward African Americans because they blamed them for the war. New York city draft riots.

  • Run away slaves were free if they joined the Union army.

  • Lots fought and died in the war

  • Were used for a manual labor

People from the South

  • Free slaves

  • Women taking over normally male dominated positions.

  • Women took over farms

    • learned how to work the land themselves

    • managed slaves

    • teachers

    • nurses

  • Developed southern nationalism

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