Paragraph 1: Originally, Peter thought the History Fair Website should be about the life of Abraham Lincoln because his life was a strong example of the prompt, Revolution, Reaction, and Reform.  Eric, however, thought the Battle of Gettysburg would better represent the prompt for the website.  After a brief discussion, we both agreed that the Battle of Gettysburg was a stronger as well as more related to the work we are doing in school currently.  We can also incorporate Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address into our website for a fair compromise. 

Paragraph 2: After choosing our topic, we decided to head to the library. After we found ten books in total, we skimmed each one to see if it had relevant information on our topic, or if we thought it would be beneficial to check it out.  We had difficulty meeting together because of sports so we e-mailed each other.  Together, we found three new websites, as well as a primary source document.  After many e-mails, we both assembled our sources and finished another draft of our process paper.  For the fourth and last research check, Peter went to the schools library to find a book of primary sources and another broad context source to fill that requirement.  Eric found two more websites.  We exchanged e-mails and reviewed our sources.  After many e-mails, we finished the newest version of the Process Paper.

Paragraph 3:  We created the basic website layout on May the 11th. On the 13th, the website became more in depth with the addition of multimedia materials such as informational Youtube videos on the topic as well as pictures. We each worked individually on the website for a few days and finish the majority of our draft. On May 16th we went to Eric's house and worked on the website for about two hours editing and formatting. We also added a few videos and got rid of one of our pages title reconstruction and we finished the rest of the draft of our website.  Unfortunately, our website was far from done.  We re-did the entire format and made the website much more user friendly.  We changed all the pages and created many more bullet points instead of the long blocks of text which we had before.  We finished the website on Memorial Day weekend.

Paragraph 4: In our research we discovered that the Battle Of Gettysburg was the critical turning point of the American Civil War. It was revolutionary since it happened in the middle of a revolution. It was reactionary since the battle was the Union's reaction to the southern invasion.  Finally, it was reform since the Union was losing the war and when this battle was won the South’s ability to wage war was drastically diminished. And the tide of the war did a 180 and the Union now had the initiative. This was the final nail in the Confederate States of Americas coffin. The South’s military power was so diminished that the South never had the military strength to invade the North again except when a escaped Southern prisoner of war lieutenant gathered forces in Canada and attacked St. Albans Vermont.