The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Final 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 was the first letter written that resumed the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson?

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

3. In Chapter 10, how was Jefferson's outlook on the future dealings with aristocracy?

4. What war was ongoing as Adams and Jefferson began to write to each other again?

5. As explained in the letters of Chapter 12, what kind of teaching load was preferred for professors?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Jefferson respond to Adams' analysis of aristocracy, in Chapter 10?

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

3. Why did Abigail write to Jefferson in 1804?

4. How did Adams and Jefferson refer to their illnesses in the 1818 letters?

5. What difference of opinion did Adams and Jefferson have about Thomas Paine's Rights of Man?

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

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

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

9. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?

10. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Abigail Adams was a key person in the life of John Adams and his correspondence with Jefferson.

1) Describe three characteristics of Abigail that distinguished her from other women during that time.

2) Explain why Abigail was admired by many of the people living in her time.

3) Analyze Abigail's contributions to the country and Adams' correspondence with Jefferson.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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