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The Civil War

Freedom and 49 other ways it changed American life

Veterans legacy

In its wake, the war left a system to care for and honor those who fought:

41. First national cemeteries

42. Network of soldiers' homes later becomes the Veterans Administration

43. Social care for veterans' widows and orphans

Language

Last but not least, Civil War slang is still with us today:

44. Carpetbagger

45. Deadline

46. Horse sense

47. Shebang

48. Skedaddle

49. Smart like a fox

50. Greenback

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