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. When did Jefferson return to France in Chapter 4 and begin writing to Adams again?

2. Which type of effect did Adams think Shay's Rebellion would have on government?

3. Where did Adams negotiate with the Portuguese?

4. Which years were the letters written that are included in Chapter 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What events led Jefferson to France in 1784?

2. How were Adams and Jefferson described in the Introduction?

3. How did Adams develop a positive association with the Dutch, in Chapter 2?

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

5. How was Abigail described in the Introduction?

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

7. Where were Adams and Jefferson during the Federal Convention, and what was their opinion of it?

8. What did Adams caution Jefferson about, at the end of Chapter 3?

9. What was the result of Adams' loan negotiations with the Dutch?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Discuss the conflict in the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson, including an analysis of their actions before and after the election, and how the letters were used to display their disagreements.

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