An Illustration of the Events Surrounding the End of the American Civil War
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"You do a superb job of explaining how the American Civil War came to an end. Your headings are especially effective because they’re descriptive and help the reader easily navigate through your work. Keep in mind though that a comma should come before and after a year for a date such as April 9, 1865, when it appears in the middle of a sentence. When referring to a month and day, the day should be written in cardinal form even though it is read as an ordinal number (e.g., “April 7” instead of “April 7th”). Terms such as “general” and “admiral” should not be italicized when they are used to refer to the generic position (e.g., “General Sherman” vs. “the general”). Periods should appear before closing quotation marks, but when a parenthetical citation is located at the end of a statement, the period goes after the citation itself."
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