American Civil War Era Historical Figures Paper
The American Civil War Era: Historical Figures:
The Civil War was a struggle between two massive entities — the Confederacy and the Union. However, each side had key individuals who massively impacted the course of both the war, and the subsequent development of the United States.
For this assignment, write a 2000 to 3000-word essay based on one of the prompts below.
1) It is believed that Abraham Lincoln referred to Harriet Beecher Stowe as ‘the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.’ Consider Lincoln’s assessment of Harriet Beecher Stowe and analyze the effect of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on the events that led to the war. Defend or criticize Lincoln’s statement and support your position.
2) Compare the backgrounds, political experiences, and leadership styles of President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Evaluate their styles for strengths and weaknesses, and explain how those styles contributed to each man’s successes and failures during their respective presidencies.
3). What was Lincoln’s plan for Reconstruction? How did he view the rights and status of newly freed people? How did he envision the nation coming back together? How did Andrew Johnson’s version of Reconstruction differ from Lincoln’s original vision of it?
Formatting & Sources
Please write your paper in the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) format. As part of your research, you must use at least five credible, outside sources and cite them using CMS format as well.
Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal.