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31 January, 13:28

Why did the Confederacy pass the Conscription Acts?

A. The Army wanted to be able to reward those willing to volunteer for service in the Confederate Army.

B. The Army needed to establish a series of laws for appropriate behaviors for troops during the Occupation of New Orleans.

C. The Army wanted to curb the practice of wealthy people avoiding military service by paying poorer people to serve in their place.

D. The Army needed more people to serve in the Confederate Army as the number of volunteers declined and the number of casualties increased.

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  1. 31 January, 13:40
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    The confederacy passed the conscription act because the army needed more people to serve in the army as the number of volunteers declines and the number of casualties increased.

    Explanation

    At the beginning of the civil war, both the confederate states and the union army did not use conscription but in the later years the war took a violent turn. People hesitated to join the army and the number of soldiers in the confederate army decreased visibly.

    In order to avoid defeat in the war, the confederate army wanted more men to join it and they enacted the act of conscription which made it necessary for all white men between the age of 18 and 35 to serve in the confederate army if called.
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