Washington, the Indispensable Man Test | Final Test - Hard

James Thomas Flexner
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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 did Washington feel when it came to foreign issues?

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

3. What did the Treaty of Alliance commit the U.S. to protect?

4. Who reported to the British government that the U.S. would agree to a "watered down" neutrality?

5. Who became one of Washington's financial advisers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the role of Gouverneur Morris in 1791.

2. Why would it have been difficult for Washington to call a special session of Congress?

3. Why didn't Washington appoint Monroe as envoy to France in 1796?

4. Why did Alexander Hamilton oppose the idea of "discrimination"?

5. How did Washington visualize the economy?

6. How did the public react to the ratification of the Jay Treaty?

7. What were Washington's concerns about England and France fighting?

8. Why was Jefferson concerned about President Washington's trip to the southern states?

9. How did Randolph react after returning to the President's room after reading the letter stating that Randolph was a traitor?

10. Describe what the Provision Order permitted.

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

Washington becomes the first President of the United States by a unanimous vote of the electoral college.

Part 1) What was the purpose of the electoral college?

Part 2) How did Washington spend his time while waiting for the confirmation of the election results?

Essay Topic 3

After serving nine years in the military, Washington struggled adjusting to civilian life.

Part 1) Describe Washington's adjustment to civilian life.

Part 2) What changes took place at Mount Vernon?

Part 3) What roles did Washington fill simultaneously at Mount Vernon? Why were they important?

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