The Fate of Liberty Test | Final Test - Hard

Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who opposes refunding Jackson's fine and publishes a pamphlet about martial law threatening slavery?

2. To which military and political leader does James Bryce liken President Lincoln?

3. Who is the presidential nominee for the Democratic party in 1864?

4. Which state has the most military trials?

5. What is the significance of Ex parte Milligan?

Essay 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

Describe how the Confederacy uses guerilla tactics during the Civil War. How does the Union Army react to these tactics? What legal restrictions prevent the Union Army from combating some of the Confederate's guerilla tactics?

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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