The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Adams and Jefferson think their age would help?

2. When was the Consular Convention with France that Jefferson discussed in a letter to Adams?

3. How much time had passed before Abigail wrote Jefferson a letter?

4. How often did Adams and Jefferson write as they aged?

5. How did Adams and Jefferson think the conditions were in the eighteenth century?

Essay 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

Adams' Defense of the Constitutions of the United States countered the criticisms of the revolutionary new government that was being designed for America.

1) Describe the criticism about the American government that prompted Adams to write Defense of the Constitutions of the United States.

2) Explain the source of the criticism and the possible reasons for it.

3) Analyze three main points that Adams made in Defense of the Constitutions of the United States to support the country's foundation.

Essay Topic 3

The writing styles of Adams and Jefferson revealed a lot about both individuals and the times in which they lived.

1) Describe the writing style, handwriting, spellings, grammar, and phrasing in the letters.

2) Explain the advantages and/or disadvantages of the writing style in the 1700s/1800s.

3) Analyze the current writing styles, and the similarities and changes in the English language of now and when Adams and Jefferson corresponded.

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