By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
· Competency 3: Examine how the Civil War was a catalyst for economic change.
. Analyze the conflict between industry and agriculture in America.
. Examine the economic shifts after the Civil War.
. Analyze the cultural shift after the Civil War.
. Investigate the emotional impact of the Civil War.
. Analyze whether slavery might have been profitable for the South in 1860.
· Competency 6: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
America’s Bloodiest War
America’s bloodiest war was not fought overseas. The Civil War had the highest number of American casualties. Almost three quarters of a million men and women died. Many more than that were wounded and disfigured. The war was fought and won by more populous and fully developed states against those who were less developed, much more agrarian, and prone to using human beings as little more than animals. Slavery was an abomination, but the upper classes in these states could not or would not abolish it. The South aspired to be the major cotton supplier to the world. In order to do so, the plantation owners there clung to the notion that slavery remained necessary, all the more so, if the plantation economy were to be introduced into new territories destined for statehood lying further west.
Write a five-page examination of the American Civil War. Address the following in your examination:
· Analyze the concept that the war was one between industry and agriculture, with industry coming out the winner.
· Examine ways in which the Civil War was a catalyst for economic change.
· Analyze how the cultural shift after the Civil War was not easily embraced.
· Examine how the Civil War still has an emotional impact on people living today.
· Examine whether technology such as the cotton gin could have affected the need for slavery in the South.
· Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
· APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
· Number of resources: Minimum of one peer reviewed resource.
· Length of paper: Five typed, double-spaced pages.
· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 poin