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Which statement best describes the problems the North and South faced after the Civil War? The North faced severe economic problems, while the South faced severe social problems. Though both areas suffered from the war, the South fared much worse than the North. The North faced many rebuilding challenges in its cities, while the South rebuilt its cities quickly. Though both areas suffered from the war, the North fared much worse than the South.

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Ross Pratt on October 22, 2018

The correct response is Despite the fact that both areas suffered from the war, the South was much worse than that of the North. The era after the Civil War is known as Reconstruction. This is due to the fact that the Union had to accept the Confederate states back into the united states. Along with this, the South needs to be rebuilt from an economic point of view and social. For example, the prohibition of slavery due to the 13th amendment made it so that the main system used to work in the South, was now completely illegal. This meant that the Southern plantation owners needed for the employees of the citizens and pay them for their work. In addition to the social and economic changes that resulted from slavery, the damage in the Southern states, due to the war strategy used by William Sherman on his march to the Sea caused millions of dollars in damage in the South. Sherman's march to the Sea resulted in the destruction of thousands of cultures, hundreds of miles of railways, and other personal property. The South needs for revision and reconstruction of these elements of their society in order to recover,which took a significant amount of time and effort.


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