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HIS 144 Week Seven DQ answersDQ 1 - The Civil War affected life on the home front as well as the battlefield. Families throughout the North and South faced shortages of supplies, had their farms and homes destroyed, or in some cases confiscated to be used for the war effort. Roles of women and children were significantly changed. For the first time, many women took control of plantations or homesteads, acted as nurses on and off the battlefield, and even fought in combat. Families have torn apart as loved ones were sent off to fight.In the north, there were people who lived exactly as they had before the war as if the war didn'teven happen. Then there were northern folks whose lives were torn apart by the war. It depended on where you lived, what your economic and social status was before the war, and whether or not you had relatives directly affected by the conflict.In the south, there were far fewer folks who were able to go on living as they had before the firing on Fort Sumpter. Many more folks than in the north found their lives absolutely