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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Ten.

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

4. What Senator had to be carried into the Senate to cast his vote on Johnson's impeachment?
(a) John B. Henderson.
(b) Joseph Smith Fowler.
(c) James W. Grimes.
(d) William Pitt Fessenden.

5. What was Sen. Albert Beveridge's famous statement after he was defeated for speaking out against the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act?
(a) Our country would be better off with an Indian tribe style government of blood and prejudice.
(b) I can see now that I should have kept my mouth shut and my mind open.
(c) The people of Indiana will see the error of their ways one day in the future.
(d) It is all right, twelve years of hard work, and a clean record; I am content.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who made the statement that when he had made up his mind it was not in the power of man to divert him?

2. To whom was Ross compared in a Kansas newspaper editorial?

3. How did Lamar view the free silver movement of 1877?

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

5. What does Kennedy suggest is the number of courageous Senators who have put their political lives on the line in order to speak honestly?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the downfall of Sen. Oscar W. Underwood of Alabama?

2. What was wrong with the situation under the lead of Czar Cannon in the House?

3. What was the result of Lamar's appointment to oversee the recount in the Hayes-Tilden presidential vote?

4. After the Senate, what political office did Lamar hold?

5. How did Norris manage to stop the vote on the Armed Ship Bill?

6. What was Norris' working knowledge of both poverty and war?

7. Why is Ross called the man who saved a president?

8. How did Edmund G. Ross come to the U.S. Senate from Kansas?

9. How did Lamar win respect from Northerners and Democrats in Congress?

10. Sen. Lucius Lamar of Mississippi entered Congress as a secessionist but after the Civil War he worked for compromise. Why?

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