United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2014
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Constitutional?


An 1864 Democratic campaign poster
accused President Lincoln of despotism
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131482

During the Civil War, which of the following constitutionally-questionable actions were taken by President Lincoln?

I. Arrested unfriendly newspaper editors
II. Supended habeas corpus
III. Proclaimed naval blockade of South without Congressional approval
IV. Arrested 13,000 political opponents for varying periods
V. Refused to obey writ issued by Chief Justice Taney (Ex parte Merryman)

(A) I, II, and III only
(B) I, III, IV, and V only
(C) II, III, IV, and V only
(D) all of the actions were taken by Lincoln
(E) none of the actions were taken by Lincoln

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