Civil War

Yankee or Confederate 150 Word R.A.F.T.

  • Role: 1861 Yankee or Confederate
  • Audience: Family member or close friend
  • Format: 1860 Letter
  • Topic: Explain the reasons or causes that have led you to remain a Yankee or Confederate after the War Between the States began in 1861. Do friends and family keep you in the United States of America or Confederate States of America? Do political issues sever your Union ties? Is the Union or Confederate cause just or unjust?

Learning Target: I will explain how the Emancipation Proclamation changed the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life is based on an exhibition that was on view at the National Museum of American History from January 16, 2009 to May 29, 2011.