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. Why do mobs burn railroad bridges in Chapter 1?

2. What book does Dennis A. Mahony write after his release?

3. What precedent is set in Joseph Griffin's case?

4. To whom does President Lincoln have to explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Abraham Lincoln.

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

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

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

5. Why does Lincoln admire Andrew Jackson?

6. Describe Henry W. Halleck.

7. What is the purpose of the Enrollment Act?

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

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

10. Describe the Militia Act of 1862.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the use of hostage taking and exchange during the Civil War. What is Lincoln's policy on the taking of civilian hostages? How is the seizure and exchange of civilian hostages justified by the Union Army? What standards are set up for the exchange of hostages?

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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