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. What does Peter H. Watson oversee in Chapter 5?

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

3. Which unpopular bill does Congress pass on July 17, 1862?

4. Why is district attorney Ezra B. Chase arrested in Chapter 3?

5. What is the verdict in Joseph Griffin's case?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Lincoln admire Andrew Jackson?

3. Who is Chauncey Burr?

4. What is the purpose of John A. Marshall's book, "The American Bastile"?

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

6. How does Lincoln's decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus divide politicians in 1861?

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

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

9. What is the purpose of the Enrollment Act?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What events give rise to Martial law during the Civil War? Why does General William S. Harney describe the military's legal powers as "higher law"? What are the positive and negative affects of Martial law during the Civil War?

Essay Topic 2

Describe reports of abuse among Union officials and their affect on the American people. How does the Pohick incident reflect on the Union Army? What differing opinions exist about the use of torture and how could reports of abuse and torture affect the reunification of the states?

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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