Flashcards in American Civil War Deck (8)
Who was fighting who?
The slave-owning southern states and the anti-slavery northern states know as the Union
What triggered it? When and where was it triggered?
A major argument in the years up to 1861 was whether slavery should be allowed in the new western states.
It caused thousands of ___________ soldiers and their families to look towards rebuilding their _____?
Who was looking for a new life?
Thousands of newly released black slaves
Who did the freed slaves become?
Homesteaders, Cowboys, miners, soldiers and railroad builders
How long did it last?
What did the Civil War do to the cattle herds when the ranches left to fight?
Texas had roughly five million cattle I what year?
What did the US army provide?
Why was this?
A good market for cattle
The cattle were sold to feed the army in their forts