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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?
(a) The Civilian Code.
(b) The Articles of Impeachment.
(c) The Articles of Confederation.
(d) The Bill of Rights.

2. How did Ross describe his feelings just before he cast his not guilty vote?
(a) I felt the chill of fear on my spine.
(b) I had a great lump in my throat.
(c) I looked down at my open grave.
(d) I was afraid I could not speak.

3. What was Webster's justification for accepting political gifts and money?
(a) He considered them gifts from God and from voters or constituents who Webster believed were created in God's image.
(b) He used everything he collected for his favorite charities.
(c) He shared the gifts with other Senators and Congressmen.
(d) He published his gifts in the newspaper.

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

5. What was one argument Webster made for compromising on the question of slavery?
(a) Slavery would eventually dry up because there were fewer traders.
(b) World opinion would eventually settle the question.
(c) Northerns would be able to have slaves legally.
(d) If the Union divided, slavery might even become stronger in the Southern states.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the butcher of New Orleans who was the chief prosecutor in Johnson's impeachment trial?

2. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.

3. What opinion did Taft share with Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas?

4. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.

5. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?

(see the answer key)

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