Turning Points in the Civil War What is a turning point?



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Turning Points in the Civil War

What is a turning point?




Complete the following statement:
As the Civil War began, the _________________ appeared to be more
victorious than the ________________.

The following list indicates four major turning points during the Civil War. For each turning point, describe the turning point and explain how it changed the war.





Turning Point

Description

How it changed the war

1.) Battle of Vicksburg






2.) Battle of Gettysburg






3.) Use of total war






4.) Issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation






(turn over)

Rate the Turning Point:
Explain which turning point you believe was the most significant in changing the tide of the war.
Turning Point: _________________________________________
Explanation: _______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


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