The Ripple Effect Of The Civil War

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The Civil War was a great example of not meeting eye to eye. It took place from April 12, 1861 through April 9, 1865. This was a war to determine whether or not the South also known as the Confederacy would succeed from the North also referred to as the Union. Everything about the Union had snapped and soon caused “most terrible war in the nation’s history” (Brinkley 2014). The year 1864 through 1865 greatly impacted the lives of the soldiers and civilians of the Civil War. The Union hard war was a ripple effect, affecting everything in its path. It impacted them by causing anxiety in the civilians, worn down soldiers, and caused an abundance of deaths in both soldiers and civilians. The North was more in favor for hard war because it was meant to break down the South until they could not take it anymore. “Make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war” (Sherman, 1864). The effect of this military plan eventually caused the South to surrender to the North and return back to the Northern dominance. …show more content…
It left behind many deaths and brought up many ashes of burned buildings. The Union hard war had a great impact on the soldiers and civilians. It marked their lives forever, causing trauma and anxiety. The North was in favor for this hard war because in the long run it was going to help them win the war. The South really was hit with this hard war because they were getting attacked and beat in every way possible. In the end it was the South who helped strengthen the Northern dominance. This is because the Union did everything they could possibly do to make the South surrender. “Finally in April 1865 the war ended and, just as in the beginning, soldiers became civilians overnight. But all civilians knew that they too, in different ways and with varying results, had been "in this war” (Baker, 2015). Everyone had a purpose in this war, whether it was to kill or to help

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