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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom was Ross compared in a Kansas newspaper editorial?
(a) Thomas Payne.
(b) Judas Escariot
(c) Benedict Arnold.
(d) Marc Anthony

2. What were the circumstances that brought Edmund G. Ross to Congress as Senator from Kansas?
(a) The resignation of Senator Lane who was a reconstructionist.
(b) He was sent after a recall of Senator Lane.
(c) The suicide of his predecessor, Senator Jim Lane.
(d) A landslide vote of the Kansas people.

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

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

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) Northerns would be able to have slaves legally.
(c) World opinion would eventually settle the question.
(d) If the Union divided, slavery might even become stronger in the Southern states.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?

4. What was Ross' military experience?

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

(see the answer key)

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