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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

5. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?
(a) The Taft Health Plan.
(b) The Taft Education Manifesto.
(c) The Taft Welfare Act.
(d) The Taft-Hartley Act.

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

7. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?
(a) He had spoken out for Lincoln's reconstruction ideas.
(b) He was adamantly against slavery and had worked hard for abolition.
(c) He was a moderate who opposed slave states but owned slaves himself.
(d) He was inexperienced in politics and the Senators could control him.

8. How was Lamar similar to author Joel Harris?
(a) Lamar wrote a book called Tunes of the South.
(b) Lamar, like Harris, told tales about the South.
(c) Lamar had a pet named Br'er Rabbit.
(d) Lamar, like Harris, was a graduate of Oxford.

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

10. How did Lucius Lamar first run for Congress?
(a) As a Radical Republican.
(b) As a secessionist.
(c) As a pro-Unionist.
(d) As an independent.

11. What was Lamar able to convince President Hayes to do?
(a) Withdraw occupation troops and restore Home Rule in key states.
(b) Appoint Southerners to key positions in his cabinet.
(c) Give Tilden a much sought after ambassadorship.
(d) Apologize to the South for certain military actions during the war.

12. What disease cut short Lamar's military career?
(a) Apoplexy.
(b) Dyptheria.
(c) Laryngitis.
(d) Polio.

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

14. Who was the only Southern senator who refused to secede with his state?
(a) Andrew Johnson.
(b) Andrew Jackson.
(c) Jefferson Davis.
(d) Thomas Hart Benton.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What Speaker of the House did Norris oppose to the chagrin of his party?

2. Taft supported education, health, housing, and other welfare programs against his normal conservative Republicanism. Why?

3. What was leaked to the newspapers that did away with American public resistance to the Armed Ship Bill?

4. What method did Sen. Norris use to prevent the passage of the Armed Ship Bill?

5. What famous American represented the Boston Massacre defendants in 1770?

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