Essay questions on Civil War

. Your essays should properly cite all your sources, including your textbooks, using APA or Chicago/Turabian format.

Answers should be 2-3 pages (500-750 words) each.

  1. detailed essay discussing the three most important factors in the Confederacy’s defeat in the Civil War. Be sure to defend your position.
  2. In a detailed and comprehensive essay, evaluate Abraham Lincoln as a leader during the Civil War. How did his presidential decisions influence the outcome of the war? What struggles did he face as a leader?
  3. What was the impact of the war upon freed people? Once slavery ended, what were the various opportunities opened to them and what were the struggles they faced?


The exam should be double spaced in 12 point Arial font. Sources should be cited and referenced in either APA or Chicago/Turabian