Flashcards in Civil War #7 Deck (17):
What did territory west of the Mississippi provide?
Supplies and strategic advantages for the Confederate Army
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
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
What occurred in Northern Texas?
a Unionists stronghold rebelled against Confederate authorities and were brutally suppressed
What was the Land Grant College Act?
It was money from the state of public lands that was used for agriculture and mechanical colleges
Who defied the Confederacy until the War's end?
Germans in Fredericksburg San Antonio
Who supported the Union?
Mexican population in Southern Texas
Does the Confederacy secure Texas?
No it's hopes fail
What type of authority is used frequently?
Who resents executive authority greatly?
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
What was the Banking Act of 1863?
It established national currency
Who is far from secure?
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
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
What happen when wages increased during the war?
Prices rose higher and Trade Unions began to grow