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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?

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

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

4. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.

5. What position did Lamar take after the Civil War?

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