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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Lamar's main purpose in his political actions?
(a) To transfer his allegience to the Northern Democrats.
(b) To bring the South peacefully back into the Union.
(c) To become President of the United States.
(d) To rekindle the anamosity between North and South.

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

3. 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 thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.
(c) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.
(d) He had supported the Germans during WWII.

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

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

6. What famous American represented the Boston Massacre defendants in 1770?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Thomas Payne.
(c) Charles Evans Hughes.
(d) Paul Revere.

7. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?
(a) He was inexperienced in politics and the Senators could control him.
(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 had spoken out for Lincoln's reconstruction ideas.

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

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

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

11. What famous speech did Lamar give in Congress?
(a) The case for Confederacy speech.
(b) The Stars and Stripes speech.
(c) An eloquent eulogy for Charles Sumner.
(d) Give me liberty of give me death speech.

12. What was the irony of Norris' using the filibuster to fight passage of the Armed Ship Bill?
(a) Norris had actually tried to do away with the filibuster in an attempt to bring change to the Senate.
(b) Because Norris had said he would not filibuster the President's bills.
(c) Because Norris was unable to speak for long periods of time.
(d) Because the filibuster was something new that had never been tried before.

13. Which courageous Senator refused to support the expunging of some of Jackson's military activities?
(a) Sen. Oscar Underwood of Alabama.
(b) Sen. Andrew Johnson of Tennessee.
(c) Sen. Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky.
(d) Sen. John Tyler of Virginia.

14. Which bitter rival of Sen. Robert A. Taft actually ended up in the White House?
(a) Richard Nixon.
(b) Harry S. Truman.
(c) Thomas E. Dewey.
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhaur.

15. What were the circumstances that brought Edmund G. Ross to Congress as Senator from Kansas?
(a) The suicide of his predecessor, Senator Jim Lane.
(b) A landslide vote of the Kansas people.
(c) He was sent after a recall of Senator Lane.
(d) The resignation of Senator Lane who was a reconstructionist.

Short Answer Questions

1. How had President Johnson come to power?

2. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?

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

4. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?

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

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