Civil War Effects

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The Civil War was one of the most turning points for the nation. The Civil War tore apart the nation into two divisions and turned their backs on each others. The Civil War was a battle between the two sides of the nation, the North and the South. The ones that stood against slavery and equal rights. The other side was most of the slave owners who fought against equal rights and not allowing slavery. Many sources such as the Gettysburg Address, by Lincoln and the speech Ain’t I a Woman? By Sojourner Truth are good examples. The effects of the Civil War are the causing of question the meaning of freedom and the idea of slavery and women 's suffrage. Many Americans were questioning the true meaning of freedom and what that meant to the nation…show more content…
From the speech Gettysburg Address, by Lincoln it said,”Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”(pp1) This explains that 87 years ago, the founding father have created the nation with the ability of freedom and liberty, not just that they also have established that all men are all equal. All men are equal which means that African-American slaves should be treated the same. Another supportive evidence is again from the speech Ain’t I a Woman? By Sojourner Truth it states,”...they talk about this thing in the head; what 's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That 's it, honey. What 's that got to do with women 's rights or negroes ' rights? If my cup won 't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn 't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?” (pp3) To translate, before and throughout the Civil War to 1920’s, women didn’t have the rights as men did same as for African-American slaves. They had their rights, but it didn’t really felt like, as the war ended there was sergrenton and women still fighting for their rights, The demand and desperation of fighting against slavery was for freedom, seeing and remembering that all men and people are…show more content…
During the war, the women had to stay home to watch the children, chores, make dinner, and work, men’s work, since the men were off into war fighting against slavery or for slavery. Base off the speech Ain’t I a Woman? By Sojourner Truth it explains,“ Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain 't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain 't I a woman? ”(pp2). To emphasize, the war was because of women’s rights and stopping slavery, Truth is speaking that she can do many things as men can do. Even if its base on that someone is a slave or a woman. In the same speech, Ain’t I a Woman? By Sojourner Truth, it says that men talk about and think that slaves and women are needed to be intelligent, but how does that have to involve with women 's nor African-Americans’ rights? To put into other words, many people were treated and talking to slaves and most women poorly.and stating that having rights need to be smart? This is basically saying that most women and slaves are stupid. The fight for women 's rights were a big impact on the Civil War of the aftermath because women women were doing many of the men’s work to the point they were demanding the right as an avenge men like as the slaves who were fighting for their
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