The Conflict Of The Civil War Essay

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Nathan Bedford Forrest once said, "war means fighting, and fighting means killing." The Civil War is known as America’s bloodiest conflict in history. Thousands of people died of disease and approximately 620,000 soldiers died in the line of duty (Civil War Casualties). During the Civil War, many groups of people were affected as they lived through the conflict between the Northern and Southern states. For some groups of people, they experienced negative impacts, while for others it was not as bad. Groups of people such as African Americans, women, and families on the home front were some of the many groups that were positively and negatively impacted as they lived through America’s bloodiest, the Civil War. thesis
African Americans were both positively and negatively affected during the conflict of the Civil War. The Civil War led to the creation of the Emancipation Proclamation. When President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, “it was the first step toward gaining equal rights for blacks” (Textbook 114). Even though the Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves, it brought hope to many African Americans in the South who would soon migrate North to join the Union army. Freed African American slaves began to move North to volunteer for service with the Union forces. However, in the beginning, “black Union soldiers did not receive equal pay or equal treatment” (African Americans in The Civil War). African Americans received three dollars less…

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