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. Whom does Lincoln turn to for advice when Baltimore mobs burn railroad bridges?

2. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?

3. Why does General William S. Harney refuse to release Captain Emmett McDonald?

4. How does Lincoln justify the suppression of such constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and habeas corpus?

5. What unusual qualities does Henry W. Halleck have in a leader?

Short Essay Questions

1. What controversy arises between Peter H. Watson and a Union Senator in Chapter 5?

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

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

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

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

6. How is the press used by the Confederate supporters in 1864 to create panic in New York?

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

8. What is the purpose of the Enrollment Act?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role does Great Britain play in the American Civil War? How do Confederates use international law and their relationship with Great Britain to their advantage? Why is the Union cautious about offending Britain?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how freedom of speech and freedom of the press are affected during Lincoln's administration. What is the purpose of this particular suppression of civil liberties? If these two rights had not been suppressed during the war, how might the outcome of the war have been affected?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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