Political, Economic, and Social Impacts of the Civil War


Texas History Civil War and Reconstruction Political, Economic and Social Impacts of the Civil War
Students learn that the war had political, economic, and social impacts on Texas, and they identify some of those impacts. They read a letter from a soldier asking Governor Lubbock for food for his family, and then they write a response to the soldier from the governor's point of view.

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In this experience, students learn that the war had political, economic, and social impacts on Texas, and they identify some of those impacts. They read a letter from a soldier asking Governor Lubbock for food for his family, and then they write a response to the soldier from the governor’s point of view.

Students will collaborate in small groups for scene 3.

Objectives:

  • Describe the hardships that Texas faced during the war.
  • Explain the political, economic, and social impacts of the Civil War on Texas.


Fighting a war is expensive—economically and socially. It affects the soldiers fighting, the families that are waiting for those soldiers on the home front, and the politicians who are making life and death decisions on a daily basis. In this lesson, you will be identifying the political, economic, and social impacts the Civil War had on Texas and its people.

Objectives:

  • Describe the hardships that Texas faced during the war.
  • Explain the political, economic, and social impacts of the Civil War on Texas.




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Think about news reports or photos you have seen from wars around the world. In a word or phrase, name an effect of the war on the civilian population.

Post your answer

Discuss student posts. They may mention things like homelessness, food shortages, injury, or curfews.



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