Assess the validity of the statement below, analyzing how it is both true and false. Pretend you are addressing the topic with the following statement. “YES, the statement is true (in this respect), BUT it is not (for these other reasons).” Recognizing opposing viewpoints is a great way to add sophistication to your essay. You must fill in all boxes in the table - even if you must make a stretch. Please write in complete sentences and feel free to expand the table boxes when developing your responses.
Yes, the civil war was unavoidable economically because…
Banking systems, currency values, trade routes, trade partners, a change in the standard of living (for society or a specific class), inflationary trends, labor, depression, industry, etc. made the war unavoidable?
But, the civil war could have been avoided for a variety of economic reasons.
Yes, the civil war was unavoidable socially because…
Social divisions, social classes, new ideologies/philosophies, religion, gender/race status, treatment of children, civil rights, condition of immigrants, new inventions/technology, urbanization, etc. made the war unavoidable?
But, the civil war could have been avoided for a variety of social reasons.