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What did territory west of the Mississippi provide?

Supplies and strategic advantages for the Confederate Army

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What did success in the Trans-Mississippi West help do?

Could occupy federal troops and relieve pressure from other parts of the Confederacy while allowing food and munitions to reach the southern armies

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How was Texas critical to Confederate fortunes?

-was a source of supply for the East and base for the conquest of the far West
-Davis wanted a Confederacy to include California and port Access for Asian trade

3

What occurred in Northern Texas?

a Unionists stronghold rebelled against Confederate authorities and were brutally suppressed

4

What was the Land Grant College Act?

It was money from the state of public lands that was used for agriculture and mechanical colleges

5

Who defied the Confederacy until the War's end?

Germans in Fredericksburg San Antonio

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Who supported the Union?

Mexican population in Southern Texas

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Does the Confederacy secure Texas?

No it's hopes fail

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What type of authority is used frequently?

Executive authority

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Who resents executive authority greatly?

"copperheads"

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What was the Homestead Act of 1862?

It provided 160 acres of freeland to anyone who would live on the plot and farm it for 5 years

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What was the Banking Act of 1863?

It established national currency

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Who is far from secure?

Texas

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What was the New York Draft Riot?

Mostly Irish-immigrant protest against conscription in NYC in July 1863 that escalated into class and racial warfare

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What was the northern economy like?

-It had an initial down turn but then picked up quickly due to new industries and growth of agriculture

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What happen when wages increased during the war?

Prices rose higher and Trade Unions began to grow

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What was the growth of polifiteers?

-people traded with enemy
-swindled the government
-sold shoddy goods