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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 thought it would give him power to run for President.
(b) He wanted to bring the prospect of Civil War to a head.
(c) He believed that compromise would eventually lead to abolition.
(d) He viewed it as a short-term compromise.

2. What was Ross' military experience?
(a) The Ohio Militia and the Confederate Army.
(b) The Republic of Texas Army and the Union Army.
(c) The Kansas Free State Army and the Union Army.
(d) The Union Army and the Union Navy.

3. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?
(a) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.
(b) He had supported the Germans during WWII.
(c) He thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.
(d) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.

4. Taft's words on freedom of thought, freedom from orthodox dogma, and the right to think for oneself are his definition of what?
(a) Unitarianism.
(b) Liberalism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Conservatism.

5. Which bitter rival of Sen. Robert A. Taft actually ended up in the White House?
(a) Richard Nixon.
(b) Harry S. Truman.
(c) Dwight D. Eisenhaur.
(d) Thomas E. Dewey.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many votes were needed to convict the President?

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

3. What was the result of Webster's courageous stand in giving the Seventh of March speech?

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

5. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?

(see the answer key)

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