Students will write a paper on what they believe to be the cause behind the Civil War, secession or slavery. They will analyze 8 primary documents on the Civil War and use them as supporting evidence in their essay. This resource asks students specific questions about each primary document to help them to think about the overall concept of the essay. It also provides them with a rubric for writing their essay.
The primary sources were compiled from multiple different resources, but the questions, rubric, and essay outline are of my own creation.