You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the lecture. You should write 50 – 70 words. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the lecture.
The Civil War began to keep the Union together, but later freeing the slaves in the South became an important reason. The war was the first to introduce many modern technological features, thereby advancing social conditions. It also involved the public in the realities of war for the first time. The terrible aspects of the war hit home thanks to the photographs. As the Union won the war, the Confederates went through an economic and social downfall while the Union boasted about the victory.