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Study questions for Why Soldiers Went to War By James M. McPherson Students are to address the following prompts based on the chapter reading. Your answers must be written in complete sentences, spelling and grammar are considered. The assignment is due on the date announced in class and on the syllabus. How did the war affect the popularity of slavery in the south? The prices went up on slavery and owners was buying more slaves for their plantations and buying more female slaves, so they could produce more children. In a sense they would earn their money back having their slaves giving birth to more slaves. What was the southern reaction to the emancipation proclamation? The south decided to try and put everybody in the war for going after the north and “any man that would not fight to the last ought to be hung as high as Haman.” After the speech the confederates saw a possibility for victory appeared the brightest after the speech. Because after the speech it created a crisis in the Union army.

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