Effects of the Civil War in Texas

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Effects of the Civil War in Texas
Effects of the Civil War on Texas
Political
Economic
Effects on Physical & Human Factors in Texas
Social
Political Impact
• Texas joined the Confederate States of
America
• Houston removed from office because he
failed to sign an oath to the Confederacy
• Conscription Act – 60,000 Texans joined
Confederate army
• Some Texans sided with the Union and
joined the Union forces
Economic Impact
• Shortages of goods, such as coffee,
medicine, clothing, salt, paper
• Trade along Mexican border continued &
supplied some of these items to Texas
• Cotton production declined (slowed)
during the civil war, increased after
• Need to feed soldiers increased
production in corn & wheat
Economic Impact
• Shortage of free labor
• Inadequate production in agriculture &
business
• Shortages were also due to Union blockade
along the Texas Coast
• New factories were opened in Austin &
Tyler
Social Impact
• Greater responsibilities for women &
children during the war
• Loss of family members
• Union soldiers were treated with hostility
• Population Growth in TX – slowed during
the war, increased rapidly afterwards
Effects of the Civil War on Texas
Political
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Economic
TX joins Confederates
Houston removed from
office b/c he fail to sign
confederacy oath
Conscription Act – draft for
Texans
Some Texans side with
Union & join Union forces
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• Blockade caused shortage of
goods – coffee, medicine,
clothing, salt & paper
• Trade along Mexican border
continued
• Cotton production declined
during CW, increased after
• Need to feed soldiers increased
production of wheat & corn
• Shortage of free labor
• New factories
Effects on Physical & Human Factors in Texas
Social
• More responsibilities for
women & children
• Loss of family members
• Union soldiers treated
with hostility
• Population growth in TX
– slowed during CW,
increased rapidly after
Communication during Civil War
• Slow communication allowed for continued fighting & delayed
emancipation of enslaved people for weeks after the end of the war
Texas is not devastated after the war because few battles were fought in
Texas
Effects of Physical and Human factors on Texas
• End of the Civil War in Texas and freeing of Texas slaves
• Communication during Civil War
– Slow communication allowed for continued
fighting & delayed emancipation of enslaved
people for weeks after the end of the war
• Texas is not devastated after the war because few battles
were fought in Texas in comparison to the rest of the
southern states.
• Crops were still planted/sold through Mexico and
circumvented the Union blockades

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