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Results of the Souths fight in the American Civil War The American Civil War started in 1861 over a secession of several Southern states from the Union Being expected to last for a mere ninety days or so the war went on until April of 1877 more than sixteen years Slavery was a major argument of the war Landowners in the South thrived off slaves to work on crops such as cotton and corn However the northern states were against slavery and wanted to rid the South of their slaves Also the war started over issues such as land division and southern rights In the end the South or the Confederacy lost to the North or the Union The South lost a lot more than just the war because the South got no incentives before and after the war they didnt know how to cope with the war and because of the physical devastation of the South During the war the South was affected by many things some more than others Probably the event with the biggest impact was the fact that the Souths workers were called to war Many farms and plantations were going to collapse without the aid of farmers These plantations were also open to Federal attacks especially without the landowners there to protect them In this time cotton production dropped from 5198077 bales in1860 to 1500000 bales in 1862 however by 1863 production was down to 500000 bales and in 1864 300000 bales were all the South had to offer Catton 404 Slavery was the only hope for the Southern people An asset to the South was the fact that they had slaves to work in the fields and plantations This compensated for the workers who left to go to war The war took so many white farmers that the slaves were all who was left to grow crops Food also affected the South With all the goals set on
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