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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. Why do mobs burn railroad bridges in Chapter 1?
(a) To prevent troops from passing through to Washington, DC.
(b) To prevent goods from being sent North.
(c) To prevent goods from being sent South.
(d) To protest an increase on cotton tax.

2. What precedent is set in Joseph Griffin's case?
(a) Suspected sympathizers have no rights.
(b) The suspension of habeas corpus does not legalize wrongful arrest.
(c) Financial remuneration must be given to private citizens.
(d) The suspension of habeas corpus legalizes military arrest.

3. Why does Clement L. Vallandigham's arrest cause widespread Democratic protests?
(a) He is a respected preacher.
(b) He is a well read author.
(c) He was once a member of the U.S. Congress.
(d) He was arrested without legal precedent.

4. Why does William Seward feel it necessary to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?
(a) To silence political dissenters.
(b) In order to allow the arrest of Confederate spies.
(c) To undermine any potential assassination plots.
(d) To preserve the organization and morale of national forces.

5. What are the most common reasons for civilian arrest between 1863 and 1864?
(a) Publishing anti-Union articles.
(b) Stealing food and supplies from the Union forces.
(c) Blockade running and smuggling.
(d) Evading the draft.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are judges still issuing writs of habeas corpus in Chapter 3?

2. Who intervenes on Abraham Friedenreich's behalf?

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

4. What does Samuel E. Perkins do in Chapter 4?

5. What does Attorney General Edward Bates prepare for President Lincoln in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do mobs from Baltimore burn bridges in 1861?

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

4. How are military commissions used during the Civil War?

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

6. How does General Grant respond to the guerrilla tactics of John Singleton Mosby?

7. Describe the purpose of the Habeas Corpus Act.

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

9. Describe Henry W. Halleck.

10. Why must President Lincoln explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to Congress?

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