American History

Fort Sumter was a turning point in the Civil War because __________.

Which of the following most accurately completes the statement?

it represented the final chance for a lasting reconciliation between Union and Confederate forces on Southern soil

it demonstrated the Union’s failure to recognize the Confederate States’ sovereignty and the willingness of Confederates to defend it

it marked the official declaration of secession for the states of South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas

it established the first attempt on the part of the United States to impose a slavery ban on the Confederate States of America


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