Washington, the Indispensable Man Test | Final Test - Hard

James Thomas Flexner
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose resignation did Washington receive on July 31, 1793?

2. What imaginary line was the border for very little capital investment?

3. Who wrote "the tree of liberty had to be watered by human blood"?

4. When did word of a European country's revolution reach the U.S.?

5. What was Washington's main reason for seeking retirement?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout Washington's life, Washington experienced people who were critical of the way Washington operated. From Washington's time in the military to his presidency, Washington faced critics. Near the end of Washington's Presidency, Washington became the target of personal attacks.

Part 1) How did Washington react to the personal attacks and critics?

Part 2) Describe Washington's relationship with Governor Shirley and Brigadier General Forbes.

Part 3) As Washington's presidency came to an end, what was the public opinion of Washington? How did this effect Washington's feelings about himself?

Essay Topic 2

The French Revolution became a major conflict in Europe. Washington feared backlash in the United States from the pro-French sentiment.

Part 1) Describe Washington's fear of an uprising due to the French sentiment.

Part 2) Why did Washington feel it was necessary to stay out of the French Revolution?

Part 3) What precedence did Washington set regarding foreign policy?

Essay Topic 3

Slavery was an issue Washington dealt with his entire life. Washington's father owned slaves and by the end of his life, Washington owned a great number of slaves. Washington planned to set his slaves free.

Part 1) Explain Washington's feelings on slavery.

Part 2) How did Washington feel slaves should be treated? How was Washington's feelings different from most others in the country?

Part 3) Discuss the viewpoint of permanent marriage for slaves.

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