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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) Former Nazi Franz Von Papen.
(b) Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois.
(c) Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York.
(d) Newspaper columnist David Lawrence.

2. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?
(a) Six Republicans and twelve Democrats.
(b) About half of the Republicans and all of the Democrats.
(c) Thirty-six radical Republicans.
(d) Only the twelve Democrats in the Senate.

3. What was Lamar's involvement in the controversial Hayes-Tilden presidential election?
(a) He made stump speeches for Hayes.
(b) He voted against the Democrats and supported Hayes.
(c) He refused to fight the election results.
(d) He supported an election commission that eventually gave Hayes the Presidency.

4. How did Taft's candor cause him to lose his party's nomination for President?
(a) People thought you could not trust a man like that.
(b) He did not always say exactly what he meant.
(c) His candor caused him to be overly tactful.
(d) His answers were always truthful and very often blunt.

5. How did Ross describe his feelings just before he cast his not guilty vote?
(a) I felt the chill of fear on my spine.
(b) I had a great lump in my throat.
(c) I was afraid I could not speak.
(d) I looked down at my open grave.

Short Answer Questions

1. What senator dashed his presidential hopes by speaking out against the Ku Klux Klan?

2. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?

3. What poet does Kennedy quote to express the bitterness of the South during reconstruction?

4. What was Lamar able to convince President Hayes to do?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why was it courageous of Norris to support Al Smith for President?

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

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

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

7. Why did Taft speak out against the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war leaders?

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

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

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

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