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

Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles confide in his diary?

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

3. Who intervenes on John Eitel's behalf?

4. What are the most common reasons for civilian arrest between 1863 and 1864?

5. Who is nicknamed the "Beast of New Orleans"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Abraham Lincoln.

2. How does the USS Niphon capture the Ella and Annie?

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

4. Why is the Union careful to not offend Great Britain?

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

6. Who is Wes Bogan?

7. Why does Andrew D. Duff predict that President Lincoln will not allow voting in November of 1864?

8. According to the laws of war, what happens to neutral crewmen when a neutral ship is confiscated?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Lincoln feel it necessary to suspend the writ of habeas corpus? What are the positive and negative affects of the writ's suspension? According to historians, how might the precedents set by the suspension of the writ affect the future of American warfare policy?

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 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?

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