the march to the sea was when the union general sherman led his army on a 300 mile march from atlanta, georgia to savannah georgia, which happens to be on the atlantic ocean. Along the way, he used total war, which was when you destroy everything in your path including buildings, roads, people, etc.
there was a POW (prisoner of war) camp at andersonville owned by the confederates. About 45,000 union prisoners were taken there, and 13,000 died. There were terrible conditions there, similar to the holocaust. Considered a warcrime.
North - Given the responsibility of rebuilding the South. Not very much of an effect economically. Home to many slaves after slavery was abolished. Expanded westward industrially.
South - Economy in ruins. A lot of racism (KKK) formed. Southerners passed laws that made sure whites were still superior to blacks. The south was put under military rule and divided into districts (which were states). The districts then had to reapply to be in the Union and agree to Northern demands.
Thats just stuff i remember from school.
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