What causes social unrest?                                   


What causes social unrest? 

Over 100,000 people packed into Richmond by 1863.

Meat and bread were hard to come by on the open market, and merchants sold it at highly inflated prices. In mid-March, an explosion at the Confederate Ordnance Laboratory on Brown’s Island killed nearly 50 workers.

Discontent mounted.

1. Hungry people craving a morsel.

2. Police as warriors.