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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. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?
(a) He thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.
(b) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.
(c) He had supported the Germans during WWII.
(d) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.

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

3. Why did George Norris decide to go against his constituents and vote according to his conscience?
(a) He was convinced that it was the only way for him to get publicity.
(b) He said that just voting as he was told required no patriotism, no education, and no courage.
(c) It was his purpose to run for President in the next general election.
(d) He felt that his constituents were being led by the alarmist press.

4. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?
(a) 4,000.
(b) 299.
(c) 157.
(d) 1,000.

5. Who was the Senator from Nebraska who opposed President Woodrow Wilson's Armed Ship Bill?
(a) Lucius Lamar.
(b) James W. Grimes.
(c) George W. Norris.
(d) Rutherford Hayes.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What position did Lamar take after the Civil War?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the Senate Republicans feel about Ross when he first came to Congress?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What was the reaction of the Democrats to Taft's public statements?

9. What happened to Ross after the Johnson impeachment proceedings?

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

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