U.S. Civil War Draft Riots of 1863: Summary & Facts


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What event sparked the 1863 draft protest outside of the New York City Provost Marshall's office to turn violent on July 13?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a factor that made New York City prone to violence in 1863?

2. Which of the following was NOT an effect of the New York City draft riots of 1863?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will assess how much you know about the Civil War draft riots. You'll be answering questions on key points such as why the 1863 draft protest at the Provost Marshall's office became violent and the reasons New York City was prone to violence in general during that time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed:

  • Effects of the riots on New York City
  • Final days of the riots
  • The way New York City handled the riots

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Civil War draft riots in 1863
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the riots were really about during their final days
  • Making connections - use your understanding of these draft riots to identify how they impacted New York City

Additional Learning

You can learn more with the lesson called U.S. Civil War Draft Riots of 1863: Summary & Facts. The following bullet points will be discussed:

  • Troubles in New York City before the draft riots occurred
  • Timeline of the riots in the month of July
  • Aftermath of the riots
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