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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which senator saved himself from dunking by giving a speech beside the river?
(a) Sen. Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky.
(b) Sen. Jacob J. Javits of New York.
(c) Sen. Stephen Austin of Texas.
(d) Sen. John Adams of Massachusetts.

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

3. What was Lamar's involvement in the controversial Hayes-Tilden presidential election?
(a) He supported an election commission that eventually gave Hayes the Presidency.
(b) He voted against the Democrats and supported Hayes.
(c) He made stump speeches for Hayes.
(d) He refused to fight the election results.

4. 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) Only the twelve Democrats in the Senate.
(c) Six Republicans and twelve Democrats.
(d) Thirty-six radical Republicans.

5. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.
(a) Stanton thought he could intimidate Ross with his military connections.
(b) Both sides believed he was weak willed.
(c) He kept silent on how he might vote.
(d) He was using his secret to gain political notariety.

6. Who said that he would rather be in his grave than in the presidency?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) John C. Clahoun.
(c) John Adams.
(d) George Washington.

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

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

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

10. What position did Lamar take after the Civil War?
(a) That people should save their confederate money.
(b) That those who supported the Union should be tried as war criminals.
(c) That laws needed to be enacted to punish carpetbaggers.
(d) The way to end the South's suffering was compromise and reconciliation with the North.

11. What benefit did Norris fight for to aid the people of Tennessee Valley?
(a) Low cost electricity.
(b) Coal mining concessions.
(c) Tax relief for the poor.
(d) Better roads and highways.

12. What was the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) It provided for US Navy action while claiming neutrality.
(b) It provided for arming neutral American merchant ships.
(c) It provided for ships to supply weapons for the Allies in Europe.
(d) It provided a large tax increase to build upthe navy.

13. How did journalist William Preston Johnson describe the intellectual atmosphere of the Lamar family?
(a) The Lamars had amassed a huge library.
(b) The fatal dowry of genius was upon the house.
(c) They were self taught but not uneducated.
(d) There was a black thread of moodiness in all the family.

14. Who called Taft's speech against the Nazi war crimes trials a classic example of his muddled and confused thinking?
(a) Newspaper columnist David Lawrence.
(b) Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois.
(c) Former Nazi Franz Von Papen.
(d) Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Lamar's main purpose in his political actions?

2. Prior to the Civil War, what notable action did Lamar undertake with Jefferson Davis?

3. What were the results of Norris' opposition of President Wilson on the Armed Ship Bill?

4. How did Lamar view the free silver movement of 1877?

5. What were Norris' opening words at the public meeting in Nebraska after the filibuster?

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