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

2. How many votes were needed to convict the President?
(a) 36.
(b) 66.
(c) 40.
(d) 54.

3. What does Kennedy identify as the personal tragedy and national greatness about Sen. Robert A. Taft?
(a) That he aspired to be President but his uncompromising sense of right prevented that from happening.
(b) That his father had been President but he had no such ambitions.
(c) That he got his party's nomination three times but never won a Presidential election.
(d) That he would always speak out in such a way that appeared to compromise his beliefs.

4. What opinion did Taft share with Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas?
(a) That the Axis prisoners should not be allowed representation by lawyers.
(b) That the Constitution of the USA allowed for ex post facto prosecutions.
(c) That the Axis war crimes trials went against every principle of American justice.
(d) That the Axis war crimes trials did not try the real offenders.

5. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?
(a) As a squeaky voiced speaker.
(b) As a politician who opposed any kind of compromise.
(c) As a particularly eloquent speaker.
(d) As a writer of fiction.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was one argument Webster made for compromising on the question of slavery?

2. Why did the six Republicans say they would not vote to convict President Johnson?

3. Why was Webster not bothered by what many would consider as bribes?

4. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?

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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