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. In __________ Tennessee, Ulysses S. Grant won a victory for the Union, though rumors persisted that he was a drunk.

2. Lincoln left by train to go to Washington, making stops along the way for speeches and appearances, including a stop in New York to meet who?

3. Lincoln appointed Salmon Chase as what?

4. Lincoln finally had to take matters into his own hands and do what?

5. South Carolina unanimously voted to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lincoln's initial cabinet members.

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

3. Who was Lincoln desperately trying to keep in the Union? What was the outcome of this?

4. Describe Lincoln's call for troops.

5. What was happening to Lincoln's reconstruction plan in Louisiana?

6. What led to antiwar protests?

7. How was Lincoln in conflict over emancipation? What did he eventually decide about emancipation?

8. What did the Union worry about Great Britain doing? What did Great Britain end up doing? Why might they have done this?

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

10. How did General Lee shock the Union?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lincoln is a member of the Whig Party and the then the Republican Party.

Part 1) Describe the Whig Party. Why does Lincoln join this party? How do Lincoln's views influence the Whig Party? How does this party affect him?

Part 2) What happens to the Whig Party? What is the connection between this and the Republican Party? Why does Lincoln join the Republican Party?

Part 3) To which party would you belong today? Why? How important are political parties? Why do you believe this?

Essay Topic 2

Lincoln became known for his physical strength and honesty.

Part 1) Describe Lincoln's physical build and character. How is this seen in him as a child and throughout his adolescence?

Part 2) How do these traits benefit him as a lawyer and politician?

Part 3) How might people think of you? What traits are dominant in your appearance and personality?

Essay Topic 3

Sherman burns cities in the South.

Part 1) What is the reason for this strategy? Is it effective? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does Sherman compare to other military leaders in the Civil War? How necessary is he to the Union? Explain.

Part 3) Should Sherman have burned cities in the south? Why or why not? How has this destruction affected the South? How is this destruction still seen today?

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