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Learning Exercise

Material: Crisis at Fort Sumter
Submitted by: William Paquette on Nov 30, 2006
Date Last Modified: Nov 30, 2006
Title: Crisis at Fort Sumter
Description: Crisis at Fort Sumter goes through the process followed by President Lincoln as he deceided whether or not to attack and retain Fort Sumter in the recently seceded state of South Carolina.
Time Required 5-7 hours.
Topics: United States History The Civil War
Course: United States History
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To acquaint students with the process of presidential decision making. To enable students to see the complexities surrounding the decision to attack Fort Sumter.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Scroll to the bottom of the page when the site comes up. Click Introduction. Read all the information on this page. Go back to the main page and read all nine sections. Write a 5-7 page paper explaining whether or not you agree with Lincoln's decision to attack Fort Sumter. Were there better alternatives and if so why weren't they used?
Additional Information URL: None.
Assessment: A 5 to 7-page paper.
Assessment URL: None.
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