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. When does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Missouri?

2. What decision does Lincoln make on April 27, 1861?

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

4. Who is Samuel E. Perkins?

5. Which newspaper does Chauncey Burr publish in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?

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

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

4. Who is Ezra B. Chase?

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

6. Why is Dennis A. Mahony arrested?

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

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

9. Why does Lincoln admire Andrew Jackson?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the purpose of the Union's "scorched earth" policy? What legal precedents or laws are cited to excuse this practice? Describe the effect the scorched earth policy was intended to have on the South and the actual effect it had on the Confederacy.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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