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 long before their deaths did Adams and Jefferson write to each other?

2. How did Jefferson consider Adams' midnight appointments?

3. What did Jefferson do to upset the Adamses?

4. Which one of the following was not provided as a reason for Jefferson's monetary issues?

5. Which state's Compromise of 1820 concerned Adams and Jefferson, in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Jefferson's letters in Chapter 8, what caused him to be angry at Adams?

2. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?

3. In Chapter 10, which source of information did Adams inform Jefferson he had given up and why?

4. What interests did Adams and Jefferson have in the later years of their correspondence?

5. Which aspects of the country and its foundation did Adams and Jefferson think it was important for the American people to understand?

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

7. How was Adams' political work misinterpreted?

8. How did Jefferson become involved with education in Virginia?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As the United States was Declaring Independence, it was an exciting time for the country and its people.

1) Describe three characteristics of the late 1700s that you think helped the country's foundation and why.

2) Explain the major differences in the country between the 1700s and the 1800s based on the information in the letters.

3) Analyze how the country has changed since the times of Adams and Jefferson, for the better or worse, and the reasons why.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the theme of friendship in The Adams-Jefferson Letters and how the friendship of Adams and Jefferson endured through time, tests, and silence.

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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