With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Test | Final Test - Hard

Stephen B. Oates
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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. Lincoln decided to combine the forces of McDowell, Fremont, and Banks into one Army of ___________, with General John Pope as the Commander.

2. How did Lincoln meet with his cabinet members?

3. ____________ stayed in the Union.

4. The public was clamoring for a battle to take place, so Lincoln called Generals Scott and McDowell to discuss what?

5. Jude Early led a rebel force from Harper's Ferry to seize what city?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Lincoln do with the Fugitive Slave Law? What were the effects of this?

2. Describe the events at the National Soldier's Cemetery at Gettysburg.

3. Who did Lincoln invite to stay with him and Mary at the White House? What was this person's reaction to staying with the Lincoln's?

4. What happened to Willie? How did this affect the Lincolns?

5. What are two battles won by the Union? What problems still existed, though?

6. Why did Lincoln grow his Quaker beard?

7. What led to antiwar protests?

8. Describe Lincoln's vision. What was Mary's interpretation of this vision?

9. What happened when McClellan clashed with General Lee over Richmond?

10. What happened when McClellan finally ordered his army into the enemy camp at Manassas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lincoln makes plans for emancipation.

Part 1) What is emancipation? How does he make plans for emancipation? How do others influence his plans?

Part 2) What role does the Civil War play in the ability for emancipation to occur? What do others think about Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation? Why?

Part 3) Could the North have won the war without the emancipation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Lincoln opened a country store with Jon Berry, but they went into debt.

Part 1) How did this debt occur? How did it affect Lincoln? What did he learn from this?

Part 2) What did he call this debt? Why might he have called it this?

Part 3) What can we as Americans learn from Lincoln's debt and his process of dealing with it?

Essay Topic 3

A Southern Confederacy is established.

Part 1) What events lead up to the establishing of this Southern Confederacy? Could this have been avoided? If so, how? If not, why not?

Part 2) Should a Southern Confederacy have been avoided? Why or why not? What might have happened if the split of the Union had not led to a war? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) How are signs of this Confederacy being rebuilt today? Why or why not?

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