mary chesnuts diary

Respond to the questions in paragraph form. Use evidence from the document to support your generalizations

Post must be 280 words minimum-460 words maximum.

Post word count at the end of your post.

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Demonstrate your knowledge of the assigned website

All material must be in your own words.

No direct quotes over 1.5 sentences.

Two direct quotes maximum.
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Show me you viewed the entire excerpt from the diary.

Your responses to each of the questions answered should be different.

Offer different illustrations and examples as your respond to each question.

Do not repeat the questions in your paper

Mary Chesnut’s diary

Crisis at Fort Sumter with background

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Use only this primary source

Do not use your text or outside sources or Internet sources

Do not write a paper on Mary Chesnut’s life or her diary.

Do not write about accomplishments of women or all women and the war.

Use the portion of the diary provided you to answer the questions below:

You are to analyze this document as an illustration on how the war impacted women you read about in the excerpt.

1) What is the historical context or setting of the document? Include the specific date or time period of the source. What is going on in the nation? in South Carolina?

2) How did the coming of the war impact the women discussed in the document?

How did it change the lives of the women in the excerpt? Use illustrations from the excerpt

3) Did you notice a different role played by women compared to the men in the document?

4) How did reading this primary source aid your understanding of how the start of the war impacted women?

5) Do you think reading a source written by women offers a different perspective on events?

Use specific details from the document to answer the questions

Source : Mary Chesnut’s diary

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The link

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gives background on Mary Chesnut and the excerpt from her diary.

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