Module 4 – Case
SECESSION, CIVIL WAR, AND RECONSTRUCTION
There are many who would argue that the seeds of the Civil War were planted long before the first cannon fired on Fort Sumter. It has also been argued that the Civil War was necessary because it finished what the Revolutionary War started.
In this final Case, youll be reviewing, researching and writing on why the election of 1860 was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back.
Write a 3 to 4-page essay addressing the following:
Explain why the South seceded following the Republican Party victory in 1860. List and explain at least three specific events leading up to secession.
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 your paper.
Length: 3 to 4 pages, double-spaced, typed using 12 Point Times New Roman font.
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 Case 4 Dropbox when it is completed.