Food shortage

No food= unhappy people

Three factors that caused the food shortage

- The drain of man power into the army

- The union occupation of food growing areas

- The loss of slaves to work in the field

Here comes Mr. President!

When the riots were taking place President Jefferson Davis (confederate) climbed up on a cart and threw down all the money he had and ordered everyone to stop or people would be shot. The next day the southern government gave out a stock of the rice they had to the people.