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. Which judge challenges President Lincoln's right to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?

2. Why is Nathaniel Bachelder arrested in Chapter 3?

3. What is the name of the military strategy which orders the complete destruction of enemy property or resources?

4. What is the Militia Act designed to prevent?

5. Who sets John Eitel's bail in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does General John C. Frymont close the St. Louis "State Journal" and declare martial law?

4. Who is Chauncey Burr?

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

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

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

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

9. How are Jews treated by the Union in Chapter 5?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the rise and use of military commissions during the Civil War. What guidelines exist for Union Generals in reference to the arrest and trial of civilians? How do military commissions benefit the Union and what abuses are reported?

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

Describe the warning Neely gives his readers about bias among historians. What cautions should a person take when studying history? How could political bias affect a person's view of history?

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