The Civil War affected the normal americans life in many ways. The war killed many american men and changed women's lives. The women had to work as nurses, government clerks, and factory workers, which were positions that were mostly held by men. They also were members of groups that helped soldiers. Thousands of women also ran farms while their husbands were at war.
The group who was most affected by the Civil War was the slaves. The slaves "emerged from the war with their freedom," said in the section "The war affected everyone." The war was basically freedom