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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Johnson's purpose as President that caused him problems with the Radical Republicans?
(a) His purpose was to carry out Lincoln's reconstruction plans.
(b) His purpose was to get re-elected President for a full term.
(c) His purpose was to see that the Southern States were severely punished.
(d) His purpose was to establish a political stronghold for himself.

2. Who was the Democratic majority leader in the Senate who later became Vice President?
(a) John Nance Garner.
(b) Alben Barkley.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Jacob Javits.

3. What did Robert A. Taft have in common with John Quincey Adams?
(a) Both of their fathers had served as President of the USA.
(b) They were both Quakers.
(c) They both went to the same university.
(d) They both went on to serve on the Supreme Court.

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

5. What was ironic when the Matthews Resolution came up for a vote in the Senate?
(a) Lamar had gone back to Mississippi and missed the vote.
(b) Matthews voted against his own resolution.
(c) Lamar voted against it but the other Senator, a Negro appointed by the reconstruction, voted for it.
(d) The Resolution came before the Senate before the Bland Bill.

6. Which candidate did Norris support in the 1928 Presidential election?
(a) Al Sharpton.
(b) Al Gore.
(c) Al Newman.
(d) Al Smith.

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

8. 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 had a great lump in my throat.
(c) I was afraid I could not speak.
(d) I looked down at my open grave.

9. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.
(a) He was trying to get bribe money for his vote.
(b) He thought it was all a big joke.
(c) He had taken the oath of impartiality.
(d) He wanted the publicity.

10. Prior to the Civil War, what notable action did Lamar undertake with Jefferson Davis?
(a) Writing the Articles of Confederation.
(b) Designing the Confederate flag.
(c) Speaking out against secession.
(d) Walking out of the Democratic Convention.

11. Why did George Norris believe Big Business was urging the country into war?
(a) Because the country was actually run by a few big businessmen.
(b) Because Big Business supported Wilson only when he tried to stay neutral.
(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.

12. Why did Norris oppose the Armed Ship Bill when his state seemed to favor it?
(a) He thought the bill would prevent the US from declaring war on Germany.
(b) He wanted to gain fame as the man who defied President Wilson.
(c) Norris believed it was a ploy to get the US into WWI without going through congress.
(d) He thought it should really be a declaration of war.

13. What Speaker of the House did Norris oppose to the chagrin of his party?
(a) Joe Cannon.
(b) Woodrow Wilson.
(c) Walter Smith.
(d) John Dalzell.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How had President Johnson come to power?

2. What benefit did Norris fight for to aid the people of Tennessee Valley?

3. What senator dashed his presidential hopes by speaking out against the Ku Klux Klan?

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

5. After Lamar toured Mississippi to discuss his reasons for voting the way he did, how did the people react?

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