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

New York City draft riots - Wikipedia

New York City draft riots - Wikipedia

African-American orphanage destroyed in the New York draft riots, 1863.

African-American orphanage destroyed in the New York draft riots, 1863.

Did Firefighters Start or End 1863 Draft Riots — or Both? - The New York Times

Did Firefighters Start or End 1863 Draft Riots — or Both?

Did Firefighters Start or End 1863 Draft Riots — or Both? - The New York Times

The New York Draft Riots

The New York Draft Riots

July 13, 1863: New York City draft riots begin. Initially intended to express anger at the draft, the protests turned into an ugly race riot, with the white rioters, chiefly Irish immigrants, attacking blacks wherever they could be found. 120 people were killed, at least 100 of them were black. Over...July 13, 1863: New York City draft riots begin. Initially intended to express anger at the draft, the protests turned into an ugly race riot, with the white rioters, chiefly Irish immigrants…

July 13, 1863: New York City draft riots begin. Initially intended to express anger at the draft, the protests turned into an ugly race riot, with the white rioters, chiefly Irish immigrants, attacking blacks wherever they could be found. 120 people were killed, at least 100 of them were black. Over...July 13, 1863: New York City draft riots begin. Initially intended to express anger at the draft, the protests turned into an ugly race riot, with the white rioters, chiefly Irish immigrants…

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 9 pages.  Students are invited to solve a mystery, using historical clues, about the real story of the Draft Riots.  Just one of many sources and activities on this site.

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. 9 pages. Students are invited to solve a mystery, using historical clues, about the real story of the Draft Riots. Just one of many sources and activities on this site.

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

One of the first draft riots during the Civil War occurred November 12th 1862 in Wisconsin.

One of the first draft riots during the Civil War occurred November 12th 1862 in Wisconsin.

The streets of New York erupted in shocking violence for several days in July 1863 in what became known as the New York City Draft Riots. The federal government instituting conscription for the army during the Civil War was the root cause, though other factors, such as racial and ethnic strife, certainly played a part. This gallery of images documents the horrors of the Draft Riots, in which buildings were burned and hundreds of people were killed or wounded.

The streets of New York erupted in shocking violence for several days in July 1863 in what became known as the New York City Draft Riots. The federal government instituting conscription for the army during the Civil War was the root cause, though other factors, such as racial and ethnic strife, certainly played a part. This gallery of images documents the horrors of the Draft Riots, in which buildings were burned and hundreds of people were killed or wounded.

After the riots, when the Colored Orphan Asylum attempted to rebuild...neighboring property owners asked them to leave. The orphanage relocated to 51st Street for four years before moving into a new residence at 143rd Street between Amsterdam and Broadway...in what would be...Harlem.

After the riots, when the Colored Orphan Asylum attempted to rebuild...neighboring property owners asked them to leave. The orphanage relocated to 51st Street for four years before moving into a new residence at 143rd Street between Amsterdam and Broadway...in what would be...Harlem.

New York Draft Riots.

New York Draft Riots.

The streets of New York erupted in shocking violence for several days in July 1863 in what became known as the New York City Draft Riots. The federal government instituting conscription for the army during the Civil War was the root cause, though other factors, such as racial and ethnic strife, certainly played a part. This gallery of images documents the horrors of the Draft Riots, in which buildings were burned and hundreds of people were killed or wounded.

19th Century People and Events That Made New York America's Great City

The streets of New York erupted in shocking violence for several days in July 1863 in what became known as the New York City Draft Riots. The federal government instituting conscription for the army during the Civil War was the root cause, though other factors, such as racial and ethnic strife, certainly played a part. This gallery of images documents the horrors of the Draft Riots, in which buildings were burned and hundreds of people were killed or wounded.

1863 New York City Draft Riots #gangsofnewyork #gangs #newyork #nyc #draftriots

1863 New York City Draft Riots #gangsofnewyork #gangs #newyork #nyc #draftriots

The Boston Draft Riot of 1863 - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/boston-draft-riot-1863/

The Boston Draft Riot of 1863 - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/boston-draft-riot-1863/

The lesson explores the cause of the NYC Draft Riots during the Civil War. These riots seem easy to understand on the surface; however, this lesson helps students to understand the complicated causes that led to the riots breaking out.   Key Words: The Draft Riots, Civil War, Irish Americans, New York City, NYC

New York City Draft Riots Civil War Primary Source Analysis Cooperative Learning

The lesson explores the cause of the NYC Draft Riots during the Civil War. These riots seem easy to understand on the surface; however, this lesson helps students to understand the complicated causes that led to the riots breaking out. Key Words: The Draft Riots, Civil War, Irish Americans, New York City, NYC

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