The Fate of Liberty Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, what does Pardon Worsley convince clerks from several prominent businesses that he has the permits and power to do?

2. What does Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles confide in his diary?

3. After what battle do arrests of Southern citizens begin to decline?

4. Why is Dennis A. Mahony arrested in Chapter 3?

5. In Chapter 2, on what charge are civilians who burn bridges typically tried?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus of rail routes from Philadelphia to Washington in April of 1861?

3. What concerns do Union officials have about rebel defectors who claim to be seeking asylum in the Union?

4. How is the scorched earth policy used during the Civil War?

5. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockades multiple times during the Civil War?

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

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

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

9. How are pamphlets used by Democrats during the Civil War?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe how the arrest and trial of Clement L. Vallandingham affects any bipartisan efforts between the Democratic and Republican parties. How does Vallandingham's arrest affect the publicity of the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus? How does Vallandingham's arrest affect Congress?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how fraud affects the Lincoln administration during the Civil War. What actions does Lincoln take to prevent fraud within the government? How does fraud affect the progress of the Union Army during the war?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the purpose and implementation of the Militia Act of 1862. How do a majority of Northern citizens react to the Act? What reasons are commonly given for draft evasion? How does the Union Army balance the retrieval of draft dodgers and deserters with the protection of commerce?

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