Effects of The Civil War

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  • Lincoln has trouble recruiting men to fight.
  • Nobody wants to fight? Alright, it looks like I will enact a military draft.
  • The Democratic party was split. While some supported it, others opposed the Civil War and thought war costs were unjustified. They were known as Copperheads.
  • Let's just say we all get along for the sake of the Union
  • Many abolitionists pressured Lincoln to end slavery immediately. However, he resisted until absolutely necessary in fear of alienating border states.
  • Do it Mr. President!
  • Yeah! Free them!
  • Much like President Lincoln of the Union, Jefferson Davis of the CSA had a tough time getting Southerners to fight. The rich men found loopholes in laws to avoid going to war.
  • Anybody? Please? Someone?
  • Davis also struggled to pay for the war while simultaneously keeping the economy afloat. Because of an embargo, there was no profit off of cotton from Great Britain so prices went way up.
  • What?! The prices are up a dollar from last week!
  • And here you will see our selection of terribly expensive goods.
  • The Bread Riot of 1863- Richmond, Virginia Hundreds of women broke windows and steal food and goods, fed up with Davis. He says he has no money and flings his pocket change into the crowd... Then threatens to shoot them if they refuse to leave.
  • I don't want to open fire, but if that's what it comes to...
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