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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?
(a) 1,000.
(b) 157.
(c) 4,000.
(d) 299.

2. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?
(a) Businesses who benefited from his help paid off his debts so he could remain in the senate.
(b) Webster was offered a bfribe which he nearly accepted.
(c) Webster lied under oath in a Senate hearing.
(d) Webster appointed his relatives to Senate jobs.

3. 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 changed his position of slavery to agree with Clay.
(c) Webster was honored by his constituents as a man of courage.
(d) Webster sacrificed his potential presidential run and his popularity.

4. How had President Johnson come to power?
(a) He was popularly elected President by the people.
(b) He had President Lincoln assassinated.
(c) He was appointed by Congress.
(d) He succeeded Lincoln after the assassination.

5. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?
(a) Roos' history was one of anti-slavery and against the southern states.
(b) He had been anti-Johnson for many years.
(c) Because he was from Kansas, they thought he would not vote against his constituents.
(d) The senior Senator from Kansas was for convicting Johnson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What Webster speech in the Senate became known by the date it was given?

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

3. To what does Kennedy ascribe as half the power of Webster?

4. What view did Webster take that made him unpopular with abolitionists?

5. What does Kennedy say was a liability about Webster's immense popularity with both sides of the political spectrum?

(see the answer key)

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