American History Honors Essay
Women were a big influence and had very important roles pertaining to the civil war and how they changed things. Many women of many different races strove to make things better during the times of harsh times and war during this time period. Women were told that they couldn't do very many things to help but few that were proud and brave took it into their own hands to help out there side and have a big impact or influence on what was going on in the war. To me, the women helping out were pretty much what helped many of the soldier in the war. This would not have occurred as it did if women weren't around to help out the cause.
Women were no longer just in the war. they had current responsibilities and duties that they had to attend to. The civil war affected all types of women such as white, black, and foreign females. There were many of them that opposed slavery and many who were for slavery. It was more of where you were from than of how you thought. Females from the north opposed slavery because the slaves could then compete with them for jobs. The women from the north needed those jobs to provide for their families and household so they opposed slavery. If you were a female in the south you didn't oppose slavery because the founding fathers didn't oppose it and the slaves worked on the plantations and they didn't take away any jobs from these women because there were so many jobs in the south that people could take because of all the farming and cropping.
Many different women did special things for the civil war and to help change the way people thought and how things were done. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a book that showed sympathy for the African race and it showed people that they were real people as well. It was a moving book that many people read and their views then changed. Harriet Tubman was the conductor of the underground railroad and she helped lead over 400 slaves to freedom during the civil war....