NEW YORK CITY "DRAFT" RIOTS, known at the time as "Draft Week" were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of working-class discontent with new laws passed by Congress that year to draft men for the ongoing Civil War. The riots remain the largest civil insurrection in American history, aside from the Civil War itself.  -- July 13-16, 1863

NEW YORK CITY "DRAFT" RIOTS, known at the time as "Draft Week" were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of working-class discontent with new laws passed by Congress that year to draft men for the ongoing Civil War. The riots remain the largest civil insurrection in American history, aside from the Civil War itself. -- July 13-16, 1863

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Jul. 13, 1863 Draft Riots: “When recruiting for the army began in July 1863, a mob in New York wrecked the main recruiting station. Then, for 3 days, crowds of white workers marched through the city, destroying buildings, factories, streetcar lines, homes. The draft riots were complex—anti-black, anti-rich, anti-Republican. They set the city’s colored orphan asylum on fire. They shot, burned, and hanged blacks. Union troops returning from the Battle of Gettysburg stopped the rioting on day…

Jul. 13, 1863 Draft Riots: “When recruiting for the army began in July 1863, a mob in New York wrecked the main recruiting station. Then, for 3 days, crowds of white workers marched through the city, destroying buildings, factories, streetcar lines, homes. The draft riots were complex—anti-black, anti-rich, anti-Republican. They set the city’s colored orphan asylum on fire. They shot, burned, and hanged blacks. Union troops returning from the Battle of Gettysburg stopped the rioting on day…

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July 13, 1863: New York Draft Riots begin. When the Irish immigrants had registered for citizenship, they didn't realize that it would also make them eligible for the draft. In the beginning of the disturbance, rioters attacked symbols of the City. But by afternoon, they had decided that the real cause of their problems was the African-American population. Things got ugly.

July 13, 1863: New York Draft Riots begin. When the Irish immigrants had registered for citizenship, they didn't realize that it would also make them eligible for the draft. In the beginning of the disturbance, rioters attacked symbols of the City. But by afternoon, they had decided that the real cause of their problems was the African-American population. Things got ugly.

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The Center for the Teaching of American History -- Indian Removal in the 1830s

The Center for the Teaching of American History -- Indian Removal in the 1830s

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The New York Draft Riots: The 1863 Draft Riots Were Fueled by Racial Resentment

The New York Draft Riots: The 1863 Draft Riots Were Fueled by Racial Resentment

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1863 New York City Draft Riots  #gangsofnewyork #gangs #newyork #nyc #draftriots
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Civil War Webquest: New York City Draft RiotsStudents will gain knowledge about…

Civil War Webquest: New York City Draft RiotsStudents will gain knowledge about…

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