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More fighting power, more factories, greater food production, more advanced railroad system, and Lincoln.
Slaves, free blacks, and abolitionists all respected the Proclamation, gave them a reason to fight. Democrats believed it would prolong the war. Union soldiers accepted it grudgingly. Confederates were outraged believing it was a horrid decision
Draft riots and rebellions. In New York, a major draft riot resulted in destruction and chaos. In the South, slaves showed major resistance, destroying property and refusing to abide by their owners.
Congress passed a weak law reducing cash crops in order to enhance food production. Confederate soldiers left to fight for the Union. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama issued the need for peace
They reasoned that civilians produced the weapons grew the food and transported the good on which the armies relied. The strength of the people"s will kept the war going
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