Life as a Civilian

An 8th grade History Project based on the Civil War and how it effected civilians directly.

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Life as a Civilian

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An 8th grade History Project based on the Civil War and how it effected civilians directly.
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  1. Ch. 14 S4; Life as a Civilian

    Slide 1 - Ch. 14 S4; Life as a Civilian

    • Creators: Sam V., Tarandeep K. Raica T., & Glenda S.
  2. Fact #1;

    Slide 2 - Fact #1;

    • The war effort involved all levels of society. Women as well as people too young or too old for military service worked in factories and on farms.
  3. Fact #2: Economy in the North boomed as production and prices soared. The lack of workers caused wages to rise by 43 percent between 1860 and 1865.

    Slide 3 - Fact #2: Economy in the North boomed as production and prices soared. The lack of workers caused wages to rise by 43 percent between 1860 and 1865.

  4. Fact #3;

    Slide 4 - Fact #3;

    • Women were the backbone of civilian life. On the farms, women and children performed the daily chores usually done by men.
  5. Fact #4; One visitor to Iowa in 1862 reported that he “met more women…at work in the fields than men.” Southern women also managed farms and plantations.

    Slide 5 - Fact #4; One visitor to Iowa in 1862 reported that he “met more women…at work in the fields than men.” Southern women also managed farms and plantations.

  6. Fact #5; One woman brought strength and comfort to countless wounded Union soldiers. Volunteer Clara Barton organized the collection of medicine and supplies for delivery to the battlefield.

    Slide 6 - Fact #5; One woman brought strength and comfort to countless wounded Union soldiers. Volunteer Clara Barton organized the collection of medicine and supplies for delivery to the battlefield.

  7. Fact #6

    Slide 7 - Fact #6

    • At the field hospitals, the “angel of the battlefield” soothed the wounded and dying and assisted doctors as bullets flew around her. Barton’s work formed the basis for the future American Red Cross.
  8. Fact #7; In the South, Sally Louisa Tompkins established a small hospital in Richmond, Virginia. By the end of the war, it had grown into a major army hospital.

    Slide 8 - Fact #7; In the South, Sally Louisa Tompkins established a small hospital in Richmond, Virginia. By the end of the war, it had grown into a major army hospital.

  9. Fact #8;

    Slide 9 - Fact #8;

    • Jefferson Davis recognized her value to the war effort by making her a captain in the Confederate army.
  10. A Clip of Ordinary People During the War

    Slide 10 - A Clip of Ordinary People During the War

    • Ordinary people such as women, children, and elders, helped with manual labor that was usual done by men. With low workers and decreasing production sales, it was up to the civilians to help increase war efforts.
  11. Life as a Civilian

    Slide 11 - Life as a Civilian

    • Information: Sam V., Glenda S., Raica T., & Tarandeep K.
    • Drawn Pics: Sam V.
    • Video: Raica T., Glenda S., & Tarandeep K. (Name: The Effects Of Civilians During The Civil War.)
    • Editor: Raica T., Tarandeep K., Glenda S., and Sam V.
    • Pictures Go To Their Rightful Owners.