Gangs of New York: The Draft Riots
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Vehemently opposed to the New York army draft, working-class men riot in New York City and attack any draft supporters, wealthy individuals, and blacks to express their anger. A voiceover of a journalist describes the numerous incidences of violence.

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  1. What sparked the New York City Draft Riots of 1863?

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