The Point of No Return
The Coming of the U.S. Civil War
Crossing the Rubicon!
Drawing the Line in the Sand!
Break the kettles and sink the boats!
History is full of these fateful moments at which there was no turning back from the course of events about to unfold. The U.S. Civil War is no exception to this rule. However, in this activity, you must determine exactly which event marked the point of no return for the Civil War. In other words, at what point was the Civil War inevitable? As you complete this activity, you will contemplate the various events that led to the Civil War and chose just one to defend. Thus, your focusing question is:
Considering the era between 1840 and the start of the war in 1861, what event marked the point of no return for the Civil War?
Step 1: Review and consider the following events...
Or choose your own 'wildcard' event!
Step 2: Select Your Point of No Return
Step 3: Refute an Alternative Point of No Return
Step 4: Create a Smore
Given that your work will be viewed by all of your classmates, you should construct as convincing an argument as possible. And, you should strive to take full advantage of the features of Smore to present your argument in the most visually compelling way possible. Finally, you should cite your sources by including URLs alongside their corresponding images and full Chicago-style citations for the sources of your information at the end of the flyer. Visit the Purdue OWL for citation help.