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Title: Life During the Civil War


1
Life During the Civil War
2
The Lives of Soldiers
  • Which side was suffering during the War?
  • Both
  • What are some reasons for this?
  • High death tolls
  • Medical facilities were overcrowded
  • Starvation

3
Women and the War
  • What roles did women perform during the War?
  • Teachers
  • Office Workers
  • Salesclerks
  • Government Workers
  • Farm Managers
  • War Jobs
  • Medics, nurses, ect

4
Life at Home
  • Which side was effected more by the war?
  • The South- Why?
  • Battles were mostly fought in the South
  • Crops and homes were lost
  • Shortages in food and feed for animals
  • Shortages in clothing, medicine, shelter

5
Opposition to the War
  • Did everyone want war????
  • No- Republican party began to split on war
    issues.
  • Enlistments began to decline on both sides.
  • What did they do?
  • South enlisted a Draft
  • First the North tries using bounties
  • Eventually they also enlist a draft

6
Avoiding War
  • What were some ways men were able to avoid
    war?????
  • In the South if you lived on a plantation with
    more than 20 slaves you could stay home
  • In the north you could hire a substitute or pay
    the government 300 o avoid being drafted
  • What do you think this did?
  • Caused a lot of people to label this a rich
    mans war, but a poor mans fight.

7
War and the Economy
  • Which sides economy was hurt by the war?
  • Both
  • Who was able to cope with it better and why?
  • The North had more resources and industry
  • What did each side do to pay for the War?
  • Borrowed money-by selling war bonds
  • Increased taxes
  • Printed paper money

8
Show me the Money
  • What happened to the economy in the North???
  • They were able to prosper during the war because
    it actually had the factories and resources to
    support the war and the steady demand for
    supplies

9
And the South???
  • It lacked the industry to provide for the War
  • Also the fighting occurred in the south so it
    destroyed most of its crops
  • Inflation occurred, which is???
  • A general increase in prices
  • In the south prices rose 9,000 percent to 80
    percent in the North.
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