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 does the War Department arrest John N. Eitel in 1865?

2. What orders does President Lincoln give General Benjamin F. Butler and General-in-Chief Winfield Scott in Chapter 1?

3. What does Provost Marshal General Bernard G. Farrar declare in light of General Paine's arrests in Chapter 2?

4. With what political party does President Lincoln associate the longest?

5. Which bill, passed in 1863, removes the cracks between military and civilian justice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the Enrollment Act?

2. Describe the purpose of the Habeas Corpus Act.

3. Describe the Militia Act of 1862.

4. How is guerrilla warfare used in the Civil War?

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

6. Why does Lincoln admire Andrew Jackson?

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

8. Describe Abraham Lincoln.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Joseph Griffin's case set the stage for Ex parte Milligan? What impact does Mr. Griffin's case have on the practice of martial law towards the end of the Civil War? How might his case have affected the reconstruction of the South?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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