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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?
(a) He believed that compromise would eventually lead to abolition.
(b) He wanted to bring the prospect of Civil War to a head.
(c) He viewed it as a short-term compromise.
(d) He thought it would give him power to run for President.

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

3. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.
(a) He wanted the publicity.
(b) He was trying to get bribe money for his vote.
(c) He had taken the oath of impartiality.
(d) He thought it was all a big joke.

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

5. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.
(a) He kept silent on how he might vote.
(b) Both sides believed he was weak willed.
(c) He was using his secret to gain political notariety.
(d) Stanton thought he could intimidate Ross with his military connections.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?

4. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?

5. What was so strange about Henry Clay's enlisting Webster in his cause for compromise?

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