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

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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. Why did Adams and Jefferson have little tolerance for moderates?

2. Where did Adams travel as a Diplomat in 1778?

3. When did Adams think material improvements were changing people?

4. When did the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson resume?

5. When was Adams released from his position as diplomat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which party did Jefferson belong to and what did it stand for?

2. What was Adams doing to gain valuable diplomatic experience from 1776 to 1778, as Jefferson prepared to govern Virginia?

3. For which qualities did Adams and Jefferson respect each other?

4. Why did Adams move to London and what reaction did he receive from the British?

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

6. What role did Abigail Adams have in the letters?

7. Which concerns did Adams and Jefferson have about their diplomatic negotiations, in Chapter 3?

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

9. Which concerns did Adams and Jefferson have about Independence and liberty at the end of Chapter 1?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Analyze the historical significance of The Adams-Jefferson Letters, including an explanation of the importance of the country's foundation, and the value of the direct words of the founders.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the ways that Jefferson became involved with education, the design that he had for public school systems and universities, and the subjects that he and Adams thought should be taught. Also, provide a comparison of their idea of education and the current educational system of the country.

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