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. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?

2. What was Lamar's main purpose in his political actions?

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

4. What did Robert A. Taft have in common with John Quincey Adams?

5. What was ironic when the Matthews Resolution came up for a vote in the Senate?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What was an outstanding act of courage performed by Sen. John Tyler of Virginia?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a brief account of the Nuremberg trials.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay contrasting Daniel Webster's seeing nothing wrong with taking money from special interests and Sam Rayburn's refusal to take even government money for House trips. You can look up Sam Rayburn on Wikipedia.

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