Between 1861-1865, war engulfed the nation – Brother versus Brother in the bloodiest ordeal in our nation’s history. The American Civil War is one of the first well-documented military actions in U.S. History. Even still today, historians are debating what caused the American Civil War and how the outcome of the war shaped our nation for generations.
Using Pennsylvania, how did your state survive the war? Write a five page paper answering the following questions:
Did Pennsylvania stay and remain a member of the Union, or did it secede and join the Confederacy?
Why did Pennsylvania make this decision?
How was Pennsylvania affected by the Civil War?
Did your state send troops to fight in the war, and how did this affect your state?
Did any military actions take place in your state during the war, and how did this affect your state?
What happened to your state during Reconstruction in the aftermath of the war:
How do you see future generations from Pennsylvania affected by the decisions Pennsylvania made in 1861?