People started to smuggle to make some quick money! OH MY
Why people started to smuggle
In the south food shortages started, as the norths food started to flourish. The average family spent 6.65$ on food a month. As the food shortages started they might spend 68$ dollars on food a month. People started getting mad and robbing bakery's for bread. One result was that many Confederates smuggled cotton into the North in exchange for gold, food, and other goods.
Sky rocketing prices
Because of prices rising people were forced to smuggle
People in the south smuggle cotton to the north
President Jefferson Davis
The president at the time got on a cart and started throwing money off a cart.