The introduction paragraph is the 1st paragraph in your essay and sets the stage for the rest of the paper. If you have a boring or lame introduction, the reader will already be turned off and your argument will suffer.
Follow the outline found on the worksheet to the right to have ALL 3 parts of the Introduction included in your paper.
PART 1: Hook/Attention Getter
PART 2: Historical Background Information (Civil War)
PART 3: Thesis Statement