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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. What is the Militia Act designed to prevent?
(a) Theft.
(b) Spies from crossing Union lines.
(c) Dereliction of duty.
(d) Evasion of military duty.

2. Why does Joseph Griffin sue Captain Frank Wilcox for false imprisonment?
(a) He is a loyal citizen of the Union.
(b) Martial law does not give the right to confiscate private property.
(c) He has a license to sell alcohol.
(d) He is a legal citizen of the United States.

3. Who is Edwin M. Stanton?
(a) Lincoln's Secretary of War.
(b) A Brigadier General of the Union Army.
(c) The Attorney General.
(d) Lincoln's Secretary of State.

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

5. According to William Seward, which law is higher than the Constitution?
(a) International law.
(b) Divine law.
(c) Mosaic law.
(d) Federal law.

Short Answer Questions

1. What orders does President Lincoln give General Benjamin F. Butler and General-in-Chief Winfield Scott in Chapter 1?

2. Why does the War Department arrest John N. Eitel in 1865?

3. What decision does General John C. Frymont make about Joseph Aubuchon?

4. What war time legal practice is revived due to the rise of guerilla warfare in America?

5. What does General John C. Frymont do in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Militia Act of 1862.

2. Who is Chauncey Burr?

3. How do Union officials react to reports of torture from prisoners of war?

4. What is the result of Joseph Griffin's suit against Captain Frank Wilcox?

5. What is the purpose of the Enrollment Act?

6. Why is Dennis A. Mahony arrested?

7. How is the press used by the Confederate supporters in 1864 to create panic in New York?

8. Why does the War Department seize John N. Eitel in 1865?

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

10. Who is Ezra B. Chase?

(see the answer keys)

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