Political effects

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African Americans

  • Many male slaves enlisted to fight in the war

  • President Lincoln feared the allowing the slaves to fight would cause the border states to secede.

Native Americans

  • Native Americans joined either the Confederacy or the Union

  • Assembled armies and fought in battles

Women and Children

  • Women joined the war effort by joining various organizations including Ladies Hospital Aid Society, the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, and the United States Christian Commission.

  • Young boys were drafted into the war or volunteered to fight alongside their fathers and brothers.

People from the North

  • Abolishment of slavery

  • Homestead Act of 1862: Anyone could claim up to 160 acres of land and after 5 years, they could buy it for a small fee

People from the South