Your main posting this week is a short essay. Typically, a short essay has an in

Your main posting this week is a short essay. Typically, a short essay has an introductory paragraph, three paragraphs or so of main points with supporting evidence, and a concluding paragraph. See the grading guide in the Toolbox tab for more details.
Choose ONE of the following topics for your main discussion posting for the week. Remember to provide a reference if you used a source other than your textbook for information. Also, remember not to copy and paste from any sources – summarize and analyze in your own words.
Our text states that the United States usually prepared for its wars after getting into them. How did this affect the first two years of the war? Naturally, support your argument with evidence from our films and readings.
“The North should not have invaded the South. Other tactics would have achieved the North’s goals at a much lower cost.” Argue for or against this statement.
The title of our film episode is, “Simply Murder.” What tactics were the generals using? Were potentially effective alternatives available, or were the tactics appropriate for the situation at hand?
“Given the military situation facing the South prior to its invasion of the North, it would have been smarter for the Confederacy to pursue a political solution instead of an invasion.” Argue for or against this statement. Naturally, be sure to support your argument with evidence from our films and readings.