Why Did the North Fight?
Background Information on why the North fought is available by clicking here.
|Brainstorm a list of ideas for why the North fought in the Civil War- just list phrases, sentences, words, and ideas:|
Primary Source Information: Click on selected primary sources page.
|Source of Information (name of newspaper/date, letter: to/from/date, diary: person/date)||What audience was this piece of writing intended for?||What reasons does it give for why the North fought?||How does this information influence your personal view of why the North fought in the war?|
Conclusions: Now that you have several primary source accounts from Franklin County, Pennsylania, you should be able to make you own conclusion as to why the North entered the Civil War. You may argue one reason, or some combination of reasons. You may wish to use some of the arguments used in the primary sources, or some of your own. Remember, you are trying to persuade your audience to agree with your point of view.
Choose a format to express your opinion: A letter, an essay, a speech, a play, or some other form.
What will your major arguments be?
What format for expressing your opinion will you use?
Why do you think that is the best format for you to use?