Profiles in Courage Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?
(a) He thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.
(b) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.
(c) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.
(d) He had supported the Germans during WWII.

2. What was the result of Webster's courageous stand in giving the Seventh of March speech?
(a) Webster would have become president but he died 2 years later.
(b) Webster sacrificed his potential presidential run and his popularity.
(c) Webster was honored by his constituents as a man of courage.
(d) Webster changed his position of slavery to agree with Clay.

3. What Webster speech in the Senate became known by the date it was given?
(a) The Seventh of March speech.
(b) The Independence Day speech.
(c) The Christmas Day speech.
(d) The First of January speech.

4. What was Johnson's purpose as President that caused him problems with the Radical Republicans?
(a) His purpose was to see that the Southern States were severely punished.
(b) His purpose was to carry out Lincoln's reconstruction plans.
(c) His purpose was to get re-elected President for a full term.
(d) His purpose was to establish a political stronghold for himself.

5. Taft supported education, health, housing, and other welfare programs against his normal conservative Republicanism. Why?
(a) He wanted to play both sides of the fence in a bid for the Presidency.
(b) He felt these were not being served adequately by the private sector.
(c) It was an attempt on his part to placate the unions.
(d) His state of Ohio had high unemployment and needed those services.

Short Answer Questions

1. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?

2. Which bitter rival of Sen. Robert A. Taft actually ended up in the White House?

3. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?

4. Why did the six Republicans say they would not vote to convict President Johnson?

5. Why was Webster a leader in the North prior to the Civil War?

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