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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a campaign tactic that Richard Daley used against all of his election opponents?
2. How did most Chicagoans consider the corruption within the department?
3. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?
4. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
5. By what kind of margin did Richard Daley win the election to his fifth term?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The 1968 Democratic National Convention was distracted by antiwar demonstrations and police brutality against war protesters. What were the warning signs between 1966 to the beginning of 1967 that President Johnson could have read before making the decision to make Chicago the host city of the convention? Why might President Johnson have been persuaded to choose Chicago as the host city in spite of the indications that turmoil might emerge from the charged political environment there? Explain President Johnson's responsibility for exposing the Democratic Party to the turmoil that erupted in Chicago.
Essay Topic 2
Consider how Richard Daley used his position as Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee to unseat his predecessor, Democratic Mayor Martin Kennelly. How do you think Daley's tactics motivated him to hold onto the chairmanship of the party after he won election as Mayor? How do you think that Daley's action against Kennelly shaped his attitudes toward Democrats who challenged his authority? Apply Joe McDonough's rule, ". . . help your friends, punish your enemies . . ." to develop your response. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Richard Daley had many good characteristics, but he also used those characteristics in a way that they were corrupted. Write an expository essay on how Richard Daley used some very important character qualities to achieve a goal but allowed those qualities to be used for a system that was corrupted. Conclude your essay with whether or not you believe that corruption such as was ingrained in the Cook County Democratic Party can be cleaned up and how the positive character qualities of Richard Daley could have been used in that cause.
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