Research Question: Based on the major battles that were fought in the civil war how did Lincoln and Jefferson Davis compare as military leaders?
-Provisional Thesis: Due to Lincoln’s effective tactics and strategies as a commander and chief allowed him to win several major battles during the Civil War, which eventually lead him to be victorious in the Civil War, while his counterpart Jefferson Davis was a very experienced military leader, but his strategies and tactics eventually lead to the demise of the Confederate States of America.
-First Paragraph: Lincoln’s strategies and tactics as commander and chief
-Second Paragraph: Jefferson Davis’ strategies and tactics as commander and chief
-Third Paragraph: Lincoln’s relationship with his generals
-Fourth Paragraph: Jefferson Davis’ relationship with his generals
First Paragraph use these sources: “creating a military image” “Tried by War by James McPherson”
Second Paragraph use this source: “Embattled Rebel by James McPherson”
Third Paragraph: Talk about Lincoln’s strained relationship with General McClellan then talk about his successful relationships with his other generals, such as General Grant. Use this source: “Lincoln and his generals by Clarence Edward Noble”, can be found on this link: https://archive.org/details/lincolnhisgenera00maca
4th Paragraph: use this source: “Jefferson Davis’s Generals by Gabor S. Boritt”