The Land for Work Program was a program designed by the Texan Government to get large amounts of recruits to help fight the Rebels. A large amount of Europeons moved to Texas and joined the Government forces that way they could gain land.
How the Program Came to Be
In 1861, gold was discovered in Texas, specifically California. Many people wanted to dig, but most of the land was owned by the Government. Seeing a chance to gain new recruits, they began giving land to all recruits in California. Over 250,000 Europeons signed up, and 50,000 Americans joined.
The effects allowed for Texas to help end the Texan Civil War and end the American Civil War after threating the Confederates they would invade if they didn't go to the peace talks. The Program ended in 1867 after there was no longer a large need for new troops.