In-class writing assignment:
Imagine you are an immigrant who arrived to America in 1848. It is now 1860 and you are living in either New York or South Carolina. You are going to write a letter to your family in the old country to tell them about the political, economic, and social situation of the United States. You will explain to them that why you believe that war is inevitable (upcoming). Please take the side of the North or South (depending on where you live) to explain why you believe a war is in America's future.