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EFFECTS OF THE WAR -Economic life worsened -banks and business house had locked their doors ruined by inflation -factories were closed -transportation system broken down completely -agriculture in Sout crippled -slave labor system collapsed -less amount of cotton produced -planer arisotcrats were humbled by war -reduced to poverty -lost investments 2 billion in slaves and almost worthless land -Some white southerners remained quite rebellious FREEDMEN DEFINE FREEDOM -the meaning of freedom in the different parts of the Confederacy was different -blacks found themselves emancipated and then re-slaves -variety responses from whites as well as blacks -loyalty to the plantation master prompted some slaves to resist the liverating Union armies while other slaves bursted out violently on the day of liberation -some emancipated slaves joined Union troops in pillaging their masters possessions -eventually all masters had to recognize their slaves as freemen -the slaves took new names in place of the ones given by theri masters and demanded that whites formally address them as Mr or Mrs -some abandoned the course cotton -effects of emancipation -if strengthened the black family and many newly freed men and women formalizedslave marriges for personal and pragmatic reasons including the desire to make their children legal heirs -black communities provided protection and mutual assistance -whole communities sometimes moved together in search for oppurtunity -from 1878-1880 25000 blacks from Louisiana Texas and Mississippi went to Kansas -church became focus of black community life -formed their own churches pastpred by their own ministers -all these organizations helped blacks protect their newly won freedom -education-learning to read and write -establisehd societies for self-improvement which undertook to raise funds to purchase land build schoolhouses and hire teachers THE FREEDMENS BUREAU-headed by Union general Oliver O Howard -created in congress in 1865 -bc when blacks freed no money and un-skilled the government took a ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bibliography
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