The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lester J. Cappon
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Jefferson return to the United States?

2. When did Jefferson join Adams and Benjamin Franklin in France?

3. What did Adams and Jefferson use to support their positions in the letters?

4. Which day was it when both Adams and Jefferson passed away?

5. Besides letters, what else did Adams and Jefferson write?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which two options did Adams and Jefferson give to Congress about dealing with the Barbary pirates, in Chapter 4?

2. What tested the friendship of Adams and Jefferson in 1813?

3. How did Adams and Jefferson meet?

4. Why did Abigail write to Jefferson in 1804?

5. How and why did Adams leave his position as diplomat in London?

6. What was Jefferson's opinion of the Algerian government and why?

7. Why did Jefferson write to Adams after the election?

8. Why were Adams and Jefferson considered to be radical by some people, in Chapter 1?

9. How did Adams respond to a meeting with the ambassador of Tripoli, in Chapter 4?

10. What was Adams' opinion of Jefferson's presidency?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As diplomats, Adams and Jefferson tried to negotiate an association with Britain and France, with much different results.

1) Describe the intent of the negotiations with Britain and France.

2) Explain the reasons why Britain and France had a different view of their negotiations with Adams and Jefferson.

3) Analyze the effect that France and Britain had on the development of trade and commerce in the United States.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the perceived "radical" element in the views of Adams and Jefferson, the source of the label, their opinions of moderates of the time, and the reasons supporting their views. Also, provide an analysis of how the meaning of the term "radical" has been applied to other people or issues in the country.

Essay Topic 3

The Federalist party and the Republican party had some common goals, but different ideas about how to achieve them.

1) Explain the main positions of the Federalist party, its members, and their view of America.

2) Explain the main positions of the Republican party, its members, and their view of America.

2) Analyze the philosophical differences of Adams and Jefferson and the parties they represented.

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