1. The War Between the States (graded)
In the beginning, each side in the War Between the States believed the war would be brief and that their side would win. What advantages did each side hold that made them feel this way?
Welcome to Week 4! Contrary to what is taught in classrooms around the country, slavery was not the cause of the war. So what was? What issues divided the nation so dramatically?
Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson another; and the Radical Republican Congress a third. Discuss the aims of each president, and explain why and in what ways Congress took control of Reconstruction.
Let’s start by looking at the president’s plan. What conditions did he propose be met for states to be readmitted to the Union?