Select one of the following essays.
Your answer must include an introduction, multiple body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You cannot quote from the textbook or use outside sources.
1. Evaluate the following in the struggle for freedom in the Civil War: African American troops fighting for the Union army; the Emancipation Proclamation; and the 13th Amendment.
2. Describe the attitudes and approaches of President Abraham Lincoln, Congress, and the US Military toward slavery and slave refugees in the early years of the war. How were their evolving policies and practices shaped by African American actions?
3. How did the war’s aims shift from the defeat of the rebellion and the preservation of the Union to include emancipation?