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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What did Lamar say about his vote against the Matthews Resolution?
(a) If I had voted for it as directed I should have cast my first vote against my conscience.
(b) My vote was unimportant in a Senate populated with Radical Republicans and Democrats.
(c) The directions for how I should vote arrived after the vote had already been taken.
(d) I believe that statesmanship is dead in the South.

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

6. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?
(a) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.
(b) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.
(c) He thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.
(d) He had supported the Germans during WWII.

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

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

9. 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) The way to end the South's suffering was compromise and reconciliation with the North.
(d) That laws needed to be enacted to punish carpetbaggers.

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

11. How did Norris attack Joe Cannon's power?
(a) Filibusters on every issue that Cannon favored.
(b) Press conferences informing the public of Cannon's abuse of power.
(c) Impeachment threats against the Speaker of the House.
(d) A resolution requiring the entire House to study and amend a resolution, rather than just allow the Speaker to appoint a committee.

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many votes were needed to convict the President?

2. What characteristic of Sen. Taft did Kennedy suggest might best be judged after many years?

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

4. What poet does Kennedy quote to express the bitterness of the South during reconstruction?

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

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