Assignment – Civil War • In this assignment, you will answer a question in a 5-paragraph essay regarding the Civil War, which we have just studied. • Instructions: • Choose one of the following questions • Write a 5-paragraph essay explaining your point of view; use information from the class or your own research to support your point of view • Submit this essay to Mr. White
Lincoln’s War Powers • Many of President Lincoln’s decisions to use his war powers as president are controversial – his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, his issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation, his conducting of the war without Congressional approval. Was Lincoln justified in using these war powers? Why or why not?
Sherman’s March • General William Tecumseh Sherman’s destructive march through Georgia helped end the Civil War, but many people criticize him for his army’s destruction of Atlanta and and the area around it. Explain whether you feel that Sherman was justified in his use of these tactics.
The Unfinished Civil War • At the end of the video, the historian Barbara Fields says that, in many senses, the Civil War, or its results, aren’t fully complete. Is this an accurate statement? If so, is it still important to study the Civil War? Explain why you feel this way.