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. What does Kennedy identify as the personal tragedy and national greatness about Sen. Robert A. Taft?

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

4. Prior to the Civil War, what notable action did Lamar undertake with Jefferson Davis?

5. How did Taft's candor cause him to lose his party's nomination for President?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Sen. Lamar vote against the Bland Silver Bill even though the Mississippi legislature had instructed him to vote for it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Interview and write about a fireman who has faced serious danger.

Essay Topic 2

Connect the annexation of Texas, the addition of Oregon, and the Kansas-Nebraska Bill and show why they were so politically hot issues.

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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