The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Final 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. How did Adams and Jefferson remember their revolutionary days in their later letters?

2. As mentioned in a letter, which office did John Quincy Adams have before being removed by Jefferson?

3. Which documents did Adams and Jefferson want to preserve?

4. What year did Adams and Jefferson become sick?

5. What did Adams and Jefferson blame Napoleon for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Adams and Jefferson think about the century's impact on human nature?

2. What suggestions for education were discussed, in Chapter 12?

3. What did Adams realize about aristocracy, in Chapter 10?

4. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?

5. Which of Jefferson's actions upset the Adamses, in Chapter 8?

6. Why was Adams skeptical and concerned about aristocracy, in Chapter 10?

7. Who won the elections where Adams and Jefferson faced each other, and what did Adams do after hearing the results of the second election, in Chapter 7?

8. Who was Dr. Rush and why did he help Adams and Jefferson reconcile their differences?

9. What did Adams send to Jefferson to renew their correspondence in 1812?

10. When did Adams and Jefferson pass away, and what thoughts did they have about their lives?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Chronicle the development of the representative style of government, why Adams and Jefferson wanted the American people to understand how it worked, and how their reflection of Independence and American Revolution included the preservation of certain documents that would ensure the continued prosperity of the United States.

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