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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 had supported the Germans during WWII.
(c) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.
(d) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.

2. To what does Kennedy ascribe as half the power of Webster?
(a) His ability to make friends easily.
(b) His political connections.
(c) His handsomeand commanding appearance.
(d) His outstanding education.

3. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?
(a) They thought he should run for President.
(b) They were proud of their native son.
(c) They supported him wholeheartedly.
(d) It drew their wrath.

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

5. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?
(a) Six.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Four.
(d) Ten.

Short Answer Questions

1. What memorable line did the Toledo BLADE print about Taft after he decried the Nuremberg trials?

2. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?

3. Taft's words on freedom of thought, freedom from orthodox dogma, and the right to think for oneself are his definition of what?

4. To whom was Ross compared in a Kansas newspaper editorial?

5. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?

(see the answer key)

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