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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 was the Jay Treaty and why did President Washington support it?
(a) It was a treaty giving land west of the Mississippi to the British.
(b) It was a treaty with Great Britain that President Washington supported to keep the young country from going to war.
(c) It was a treaty to buy arms and munitions only from the British.
(d) It was a treaty removing all taxes from British imports supported by Washington to protect the rich.

2. What senator dashed his presidential hopes by speaking out against the Ku Klux Klan?
(a) Sen. Oscar W. Underwood of Alabama.
(b) Sen. Lucius Lamar of Mississippi.
(c) Sen. Sam Houston of Texas.
(d) Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri.

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

4. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?
(a) The senior Senator from Kansas was for convicting Johnson.
(b) He had been anti-Johnson for many years.
(c) Because he was from Kansas, they thought he would not vote against his constituents.
(d) Roos' history was one of anti-slavery and against the southern states.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Johnson's purpose as President that caused him problems with the Radical Republicans?

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

3. Who called Taft's speech against the Nazi war crimes trials a classic example of his muddled and confused thinking?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What were Ross' feelings about the presidency that caused him to vote the way he did even though he opposed President Andrew Johnson?

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

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

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

9. What difference does Kennedy see between breaking with a political party and breaking with a section?

10. What was Sen. Robert A. Taft's unrealized political ambition throughout his career?

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