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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. What high office did Lamar hold at the end of his career?
(a) Secretary of the Interior.
(b) Justice of the Supreme Court.
(c) Head of the Democratic National Committee.
(d) Vice-President of the United States.

2. How many votes were needed to convict the President?
(a) 40.
(b) 54.
(c) 36.
(d) 66.

3. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?
(a) The Taft-Hartley Act.
(b) The Taft Health Plan.
(c) The Taft Welfare Act.
(d) The Taft Education Manifesto.

4. How did Lamar view the free silver movement of 1877?
(a) He saw it as a depletion of the nation's silver.
(b) He was too ill to pay it much attention.
(c) He supported it to help save Mississippi.
(d) He saw it as creating easy inflationary money.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What act of courage marked the Presidency of Robert A. Taft's father, William Howard Taft?

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

4. Taft's words on freedom of thought, freedom from orthodox dogma, and the right to think for oneself are his definition of what?

5. Who was the Senator from Nebraska who opposed President Woodrow Wilson's Armed Ship Bill?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was the first courageous act George W. Norris of Nebraska performed in Congress?

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

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

6. What was the Armed Ship Bill and why did Norris oppose it?

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

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

9. Why was the Jay Treaty of 1795 so unpopular in the new country of the United States?

10. Why did Sen. Lamar vote against the Bland Silver Bill even though the Mississippi legislature had instructed him to vote for it?

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