Could the Civil War have been avoided? Why or why not? If given the opportunity, what would you have done in order to possibly prevent the war? (Instructorâ€™s Note: Do not give a vague answer such as â€œGet rid of slavery.â€ Iâ€™m looking for specifics and for you to possibly prevent it in such a way that will satisfy both sides.) Were the Southern states justified in seceding? Why or why not? Was Lincolnâ€™s prosecution of the war and wartime policies justified? Why or why not? Make sure to bring up specific examples from the lectures/text/outside sources to back up your argument.
400 words minimum
no required formating