Four long years, over 620,000 dead, even more casualties, part of the nation in ruins, and an entire segment of the population freed for the first time – the results of the Civil War are almost impossible to understand in 2018. We saw the war unfold before winter break, and we know the result if the war … but why did war end up with a Union victory and Confederate defeat? Let’s put our head’s together (and ask some other experts) and discuss!
Come up with a “possibility factor” of the Confederacy winning the war, with a “0” meaning they had no chance at all no matter what they did and a “100” meaning they could have totally won the war but made too many mistakes. Place your names near the location of your factor on the following drawing – Section 1 / Section 2 / Section 5 / Section 6 / Section 7
Come up with some great plausible “What ifs?” that could have changed the course of the war.