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had left with their seceding states. The act raised duty taxes by 5-10%. Homestead Act The Homestead Act allowed any U.S. citizen or intended citizen to claim 160 acres of land, provided that they develop the land by building a dwelling and cultivating the area they claim. After five years, the land would then belong to the claimant, essentially free, bar a small registration fee; or, the land could be acquired after 6 months by paying $1.25 per acre. After the Civil War, Union soldiers could also deduct the time they served in the army from the residency requirement. Jefferson Davis Former-Mississippi Representative Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America, although his wartime task was ill-performed due to a lack of recognized and given power to the presidency in the Confederacy. Davis often argued with Congress over the propagation of troops, as many states refused to allocate soldiers outside of their own borders. Davis is often considered a poor leader, as he was disliked, played favorites, did not negotiate powers, and did not get along with those he disagreed with. Anaconda Plan The Anaconda Plan was a wartime strategy proposed by Union General Winfield Scott, which suggested that the Union should blockade the South by sea and land, and strangulate the Confederate government in that fashion. It was called the Anaconda plan because of the long snaking border of the South, and the plan’s
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suggested strangulation tactics that are similar to how a constrictor kills its prey. Trent Affair The Trent Affair occurred when Union ships stopped a British mail steamer carrying a Confederate envoy to Great Britain, and illegally imprisoned the diplomats. England protested this action violently, and began to send troops to Canada in retaliation, but conflict was averted by President Lincoln by releasing the two captured Confederates.
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  • Fall '18
  • Paul Wood
  • Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Confederate States of America

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