The Fate of Liberty Test | Final 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 author have difficulty confirming civilian arrest records?

2. Who authored "Elements of International Law and Laws of War"?

3. Who is John Quincy Adams's political nemesis?

4. What book does James G. Randall write that criticizes Lincoln's habeas corpus policy?

5. According to Lincoln, what act did President Jefferson commit without having the constitutional power to do so?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are there several discrepancies among the reported number of civilians arrested during the Civil War?

2. Who is Wes Bogan?

3. Describe Ex parte Milligan.

4. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?

5. How does Clement Vallandingham's arrest affect the political climate of the North?

6. Why is the Banshee declared an agent of the Confederacy?

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

8. How does the Mexican-American War influence Lincoln's perception of Constitutional issues?

9. What is the "White Flag Affair?"

10. Why does Horatio Seymour quote Lord Coke, by saying, "Where courts of law are open, martial law cannot be executed?"

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the different forms of civil protests used by Lincoln's opponents. How does Lincoln's administration react to these protests and what effect does that reaction have on the original purpose of the protests?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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