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SummaryEdit

Riots that took place in New York after Congress passed a draft law.

Exact DefinitionEdit

Riots that took place in New York after Congress passed new laws that drafted men into war. Lincoln sent militia to suppress the rioting. Estimates say 200 to 2000 people died, many were wounded.

ImportanceEdit

It was a starting example of the growing rift between the wealthy class and the poorer, working class. It also shows the discontent some of America felt about the war.

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