The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. In what year did West Virginia abolish slavery?

2. What state asked to be entered into the Union as a separate state, agreeing that all black children born after July 1863 would be free?

3. When was Frederick Douglass born?

4. What state had already mostly returned to Union control, so it was not named and was exempted from the Emancipation Proclamation?

5. In January 1862, what Republican leader in the House called for total war against the rebellion to include emancipation of slaves, arguing that emancipation, by forcing the loss of enslaved labor, would ruin the rebel economy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Lincoln write of his impressions of New Orleans as a young man?

2. What did Lincoln say in his inaugural address regarding the South? How was his speech received?

3. What did President Buchanan do in response to the secession of the Southern states in Chapter 5?

4. What actions and events led to the beginning of the Civil War, as discussed in Chapter 5?

5. What state's slavery abolition was of greatest importance to Lincoln? Why?

6. What actions did John C. Fremont take with escaped slaves in Chapter 6?

7. What legislation did Abraham Lincoln introduce to Congress in July of 1862? What became of the legislation?

8. What military decision did General Benjamin F. Butler make in 1861 regarding escaped slaves?

9. What bill was passed by Congress in July of 1861?

10. What was Abraham Lincoln's opinion of General Benjamin F. Butler's actions in Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the actions of John C. Fremont and General Benjamin F. Butler. How were these men treated differently as a consequence of their actions and why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution. When was the amendment first introduced to the House? How was it received by the citizens of the nation?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the political and social ideals of Secretary of State William H. Seward and President Abraham Lincoln. On what issues did the men disagree and why?

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