Module 4 – SLP
SECESSION, CIVIL WAR, AND RECONSTRUCTION
The Civil War
After reading the chapters from the background materials page and conducting further research on your own, answer the following short-answer questions:
At the outset of the Civil War, what advantages did both the North and the South have? How did their respective advantages affect the final outcome?
What was Lincolns position on secession? How did his position affect what happened at Fort Sumter? HINT: Along with the readings, take a look at the last lines of Lincolns first Inaugural address. Heres the site:
What were the effects of the war, both positive and negative?
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use concepts from the background readings as well as any academic resources you can find (Wikipedia-type sources are not acceptable). Please be sure to cite your sources within the text and provide a reference page at the end of the paper.
Length: 12 paragraphs per question, double-spaced, typed using 12 Point Times New Roman font.
The best way to approach this paper is to address each question in the order they are presented and number each one. All three questions have multiple elements, so make sure that you address each one. For example; begin by stating and addressing the first question. That can be followed by addressing the second part of the question.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
Your ability to apply the basic concepts to the questions.
Some in-text references to the background readings (APA formatting not required).
The essay should address each element of the assignment. Remember to support your answers with solid references including the background readings.
Upload your paper to the SLP 4 Dropbox when it is completed.