xam Directions (50 pts. total): Select one (1) of the following sets of questions and write a brief essay on each in paragraph form answering each question selected using formal essay style, a thesis, complete sentences, and correct spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. Each essay must be between 2-3 pages, double-spaced, one-inch margin all around. Neither listings nor “blocks of information” are considered proper paragraph formation. Do not use vague generalizations; be specific in your answers. Students must identify the question being answered with its requisite number from the exam sheet. No credit will be given to responses to questions that do not appear on this exam. Your essay responses to both questions must be submitted as one Microsoft Word file to the exam’s Turnitin box. Your essays are due on July 17, 2020, at 11:55 p.m. CDT no later!!! Responses to questions not listed on this exam page will receive no credit.
1. Analyze the Vicksburg Campaign and the Battle of Gettysburg. Other than taking place almost simultaneously in the Civil Wars chronology, explain the significance of these battles as turning points in the war. Why are they considered turning points? Explain fully.
2. Many historians argue that, by 1864, the Union army had moved to a policy of total war. What is meant by limited war and total war? What role did Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman have on war policy by late 1863, and just what was their plan? Was theirs a plan for total war? What was the Confederacys response? Explain fully.