The Fate of Liberty Test | Final Test - Medium

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. Who opposes refunding Jackson's fine and publishes a pamphlet about martial law threatening slavery?
(a) Judge S. S. Nicholas.
(b) Franklin Pierce.
(c) Horace Binney.
(d) Professor Joel Parker.

2. According to Lincoln, what act did President Jefferson commit without having the constitutional power to do so?
(a) War with the French.
(b) War with Mexico.
(c) The Militia Act.
(d) The Louisiana Purchase.

3. Which famous politician addresses the mistreatment of unpopular minorities in the Lyceum Address?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) John Quincy Adams.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

4. Who is the presidential nominee for the Democratic party in 1864?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) John V. L. Pruyn.
(c) Sidney Cromwell.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

5. As a congressman in 1848, why doesn't Lincoln want to wait for a constitutional amendment?
(a) He believes the amendment will be too weak.
(b) He believes Confederate spies are working within Congress.
(c) He prefers the use of presidential "express authority."
(d) He fears Congress will not act in the best interests of the country.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 6, what is the average length of time a Northern arrestee is detained?

2. Which ship captures the Banshee in 1863?

3. Who is Joseph G. Knapp?

4. Which book does Andrew D. Duff write warnings of the dangerous precedents being set by President Lincoln's actions?

5. What sentence does Joseph Holt request for Wes Brogan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of James G. Randall's book, "Constitutional Problems under Lincoln"?

2. According to the laws of war, what happens to neutral crewmen when a neutral ship is confiscated?

3. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?

4. How does Dean Sprague depict Lincoln's character?

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

6. What is the "White Flag Affair?"

7. Why does Horatio Seymour quote Lord Coke, by saying, "Where courts of law are open, martial law cannot be executed?"

8. Who is Wes Bogan?

9. Why does Andrew D. Duff predict that President Lincoln will not allow voting in November of 1864?

10. Why does Joseph G. Knapp complain to Edward Bates?

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