Unit 6 Discussion:
Slavery and the Civil War
In this final discussion for the course, you will reflect upon the following quote:
In August of 1862, Abraham Lincoln wrote these words in a letter to Horace Greeley “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.”
Read the PDF below called:How Slavery Really Ended in America.
-Any other materials assigned for this course (textbooks, articles, videos, etc.) that are relevant to your answer.Cite your sources!!!
A) POSTING: For this assignment, discuss the connection of slavery to the Civil War. Was slavery at the core of why the Civil War was fought? What impact did the war have on slavery, and conversely, what impact did slavery have on the war? I am deliberately leaving this assignment open-ended to allow you flexibility to address whatever you think is significant AS LONG AS your posting addresses some aspect of slavery and the Civil War.
Your posting should be a minimum of THREE SUBSTANTIVE PARAGRAPHS (remember, a paragraph that is 1-2 sentences is NOT a substantive paragraph/a minimum is 5 sentences per paragraph).
The key here is effort: minimal effort = low grade. I want your posting to be insightful and reflect your critical thinking about the connection of slavery to the Civil War.