Profiles in Courage Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?

3. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?

4. After Lamar toured Mississippi to discuss his reasons for voting the way he did, how did the people react?

5. What was the irony of Norris' using the filibuster to fight passage of the Armed Ship Bill?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do you think American history might have been completely different if Edmund Norris had voted against President Johnson?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on why a person cannot be arrested and tried for something that was not identified as a crime when he or she did it.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about compromise and how it is necessary to getting along in life.

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