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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why did George Norris believe Big Business was urging the country into war?
(a) Because Big Business supported Wilson only when he tried to stay neutral.
(b) Because the country was actually run by a few big businessmen.
(c) Because he feared the munitions profits was what was steamrolling the country into war.
(d) Because American business wanted to supply munitions to the Kaiser.

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

4. Why did the six Republicans say they would not vote to convict President Johnson?
(a) They came from conservative states.
(b) They said the evidence was not sufficient.
(c) They said they didn't need to vote because there was a 36 majority anyway.
(d) They said some Prepblicans should vote no to make the party look unbiased.

5. 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 had taken the oath of impartiality.
(c) He was trying to get bribe money for his vote.
(d) He thought it was all a big joke.

6. Who was the Senator from Nebraska who opposed President Woodrow Wilson's Armed Ship Bill?
(a) George W. Norris.
(b) Lucius Lamar.
(c) James W. Grimes.
(d) Rutherford Hayes.

7. After Lamar toured Mississippi to discuss his reasons for voting the way he did, how did the people react?
(a) They held rallies against him.
(b) They recalled him from Congress.
(c) They changed their opposition to Lamar and supported him.
(d) No one came out to hear the traitor.

8. What were the results of Norris' opposition of President Wilson on the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) He was vilified for acting against the President.
(b) He resigned his seat in the Senate.
(c) He was taken off all Senate committees.
(d) He was recalled by Nebraska.

9. What poet does Kennedy quote to express the bitterness of the South during reconstruction?
(a) Edgar Allen Poe.
(b) Vachal Lindsay.
(c) Walt Whitman.
(d) Longfellow.

10. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?
(a) About half of the Republicans and all of the Democrats.
(b) Six Republicans and twelve Democrats.
(c) Thirty-six radical Republicans.
(d) Only the twelve Democrats in the Senate.

11. What book did Lamar later say was the first one ever put into his hands to read?
(a) Plato's REPUBLIC.
(b) Joel Harris' SONG OF THE SOUTH.
(c) Franklin's AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
(d) Plutarch's LIVES.

12. Who was the butcher of New Orleans who was the chief prosecutor in Johnson's impeachment trial?
(a) Gen William Tecumseh Sherman.
(b) Gen. Benjamin F. Butler.
(c) Gen. Robert E. Lee.
(d) Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

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

14. Why did George Norris decide to go against his constituents and vote according to his conscience?
(a) It was his purpose to run for President in the next general election.
(b) He said that just voting as he was told required no patriotism, no education, and no courage.
(c) He was convinced that it was the only way for him to get publicity.
(d) He felt that his constituents were being led by the alarmist press.

15. What was the Jay Treaty and why did President Washington support it?
(a) It was a treaty with Great Britain that President Washington supported to keep the young country from going to war.
(b) It was a treaty to buy arms and munitions only from the British.
(c) It was a treaty giving land west of the Mississippi to the British.
(d) It was a treaty removing all taxes from British imports supported by Washington to protect the rich.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Lucius Lamar first run for Congress?

2. What were the circumstances that brought Edmund G. Ross to Congress as Senator from Kansas?

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

4. How had President Johnson come to power?

5. How was Lamar similar to author Joel Harris?

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