The Civil War : The United States

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The Civil War was one of the most pivotal and significant moments in the history of the United States of America. Therefore, its impact of the Civil War was tremendous, and in many ways has shaped the way the United States has evolved into the present. The Civil War brought lots of beneficial changes to America including economic, agriculture, military, and people’s lives. During the Civil War, women stepped out of their domestic domains to help or support their husbands in the field, or other soldiers. In the meantime, African slaves had been set free or run to serve in the military among whites. Therefore, I agree that the Civil War helped the U.S finally achieve the ideals laid out in the Constitution, which is all men created equal, blacks and women included. In the mid-late 19th century, a woman was not permitted to vote or hold official offices because these periods women were considering as weak, timid, domestic, illogical, dependent, and hysteria (lectures). Notice how these traits are totally opposite to male aspects. During the Civil War (1861-1865), women across the South took on new roles to support their families and Confederacy. The men in the families were called to the military draft, so women filled roles previously held by men. There were many women playing important roles in the Civil War, including nurses, spies, soldiers, abolitionists, civil rights advocate and promoters of women’s suffrage. Most women were engaged in supplying the troops with food,…

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