how did the civil war affect the south

how did the civil war affect the south

In early 1861 a huge problem was growing in US. The slave’s states and the Free states disagreed about whether slavery should be allowed in the new western territories. Lincoln was against the spread of slavery in the West. So when he became president in Nov 1860, the slaves’ states feared that he would end slavery. The 11 slaves’ states in the south of the United States of America separated from the U.S. and called themselves Confederate States of America. So basically, the United States split in to two, the top-half, North which was also called the Union and the bottom-half, the South which was also called the Confederate States. In April 1861 Confederate soldiers attacked the Union's Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Before anyone knew it, The Civil War had begun.

During the and after the war the South was affected in many ways including politically, geographically, economically, and socially. Most of the battles were fought in the South which caused a divesting loss of land, homes, and businesses. Many towns and communities were totally destroyed. Economically, the South was in ruins. Prosperous landowners lost everything, and industry was nonexistent. It was as if it was the end of the South.

Though the south was destroyed during and after the war, the people who were living in the south still had hope for rebuilding and reconstructing everything they had lost.

Ways the Civil War had destroyed the South
First off, the civil war was mainly taken place in the south. This meant that all the fighting, bombing and war had started destroying the south. This also meant that the buildings, shops and even homes in the South were destroyed. Many families had lost everything. Another way was that, during the war, communities were to give all their food to the soldiers who were fighting during the war. So after the war families were starving. Slaves were then free, so who is left to work the fields? The government is gone for the south. Since there were no...

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