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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 made the statement that when he had made up his mind it was not in the power of man to divert him?
(a) Lucius Lamar.
(b) John C. Calhoun.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Sam Houston.

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

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

4. Which senator saved himself from dunking by giving a speech beside the river?
(a) Sen. Jacob J. Javits of New York.
(b) Sen. Stephen Austin of Texas.
(c) Sen. John Adams of Massachusetts.
(d) Sen. Humphrey Marshall of Kentucky.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did Lucius Lamar first run for Congress?

3. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.

4. What was Ross' military experience?

5. What benefit did Norris fight for to aid the people of Tennessee Valley?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How was Lamar able to win back the support of the people of Mississippi?

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

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

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

9. What is some of the speculation regarding Ross' not revealing how he would vote until he cast his vote on the Senate floor?

10. What immediate reaction came from Gov. Dewey of New York after Taft opposed the Nazi war crimes trials?

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