Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* President Lincoln turns to Secretary of State William H. Seward for advice when Baltimore mobs burn bridges to prevent troop movement.
* Assistant Attorney General Titian J. Coffey recommends against martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, citing the Articles of War (1806).
* While the writ of habeas corpus has never been...
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