8-U5.2.1-Explain the reasons why Southern states seceded and explain the differences in the timing of secession in the Upper and Lower South. 8-U5.2.2-Make an argument to explain the reasons why the North won the Civil War by considering the critical events and battles in the war, the political and military leadership in the North and South, and the respective advantages and disadvantages including geography, demographics, and economic and technological abilities. 8-U5.2.3-Examine Abraham Lincoln's presidency with respect to his military and political leadership, the evolution of his emancipation policy, and the role of his significant writings and speeches. 8-U5.2.4-Describe the role of African Americans in the war including black soldiers and regiments and the increased resistance of enslaved people. 8-U5.2.5-Construct generalizations about how the war affected combatants, civilians, the physical environment, the future of warfare, and technological developments.
Unit 9.3 Writing Prompt
What were the overall advantages and disadvantages of the Union and the Confederacy in the Civil War? With this being the case, do you feel the result of the Civil War was inevitable?