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. How does General Grant propose to exchange civilian hostages?

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

3. What concerns does Joseph Holt have about rebel defectors who are found behind Union lines?

4. Which famous church is raided and looted by Union troops in 1861?

5. In 1862, which governor arrests 70 "vile secessionists" and essentially keeps these civilians as hostages?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?

2. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockades multiple times during the Civil War?

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

4. Describe the Dred Scott decision.

5. Describe President Lincoln's letter to Erastus Corning.

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

7. What is the "White Flag Affair?"

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

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

10. Who is Wes Bogan?

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

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 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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