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Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which former U.S. President does Lincoln admire?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Andrew Jackson.
(c) James Buchanan.
(d) Millard Fillmore.

2. Which bill, passed in 1863, removes the cracks between military and civilian justice?
(a) The Habeas Corpus Act.
(b) Bates Bill.
(c) Whiting Bill.
(d) Militia Act.

3. How do the Confederates plan on reacting to Grant's order in Chapter 4?
(a) Conscript Union citizens as Confederate soldiers.
(b) Burn all the farms and villages north of the border.
(c) Arrest Union citizens to use in hostage exchanges.
(d) Hide in the woods and snipe Union soldiers as they pass.

4. In Chapter 2, on what charge are civilians who burn bridges typically tried?
(a) Violating the laws of war.
(b) Inciting a riot.
(c) Destruction of property.
(d) Civil unrest.

5. Why does General William S. Harney refuse to release Captain Emmett McDonald?
(a) On grounds of international law.
(b) On grounds of "higher law."
(c) On grounds of federal law.
(d) He fears for Captain McDonald's safety.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do mobs burn railroad bridges in Chapter 1?

2. To whom does President Lincoln have to explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?

3. Who is nicknamed the "Beast of New Orleans"?

4. How does Lincoln justify the suppression of such constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and habeas corpus?

5. Who intervenes on Abraham Friedenreich's behalf?

Short Essay Questions

1. What controversy does General Paine create when he arrests 100 citizens?

2. What is the "White Flag Affair?"

3. Why does Francis Lieber recommend trials by military commission in 1864?

4. Why is Edmund J. Ellis banished from Missouri?

5. Why does Lincoln admire Andrew Jackson?

6. What is the purpose of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton's General Order No. 104?

7. What is the purpose of John A. Marshall's book, "The American Bastile"?

8. Who is Ezra B. Chase?

9. How does habeas corpus symbolize American freedom?

10. How does Lincoln's decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus divide politicians in 1861?

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