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Questions for the Senate - Voice of the States
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1. Who are the two senators from your state? _________________ and ________________.

2. How does the Senate check the President? ____________________________ ____________________________

3. How long is a senator's term? __________.

 

4. The five men listed below are in the Senate Hall of Fame. They were chosen (1955) as the five most outstanding senators to ever serve our country. They were all practicing lawyers and were great public speakers. All five served in the House of Representatives before coming to the Senate. All have, at some point in their careers, sought nomination or election for the Presidency. They were all defeated. The Famous Five are listed on the Senate web site at:

The Famous Five

Choose one man and write a report about his office and his work as a senator. Do not copy the web site information. How did the person get his nickname?

Write the report in your own words.

  • Henry Clay (1777-1852) The Great Compromiser
  • Daniel Webster (1782-1852) The Silver Tongue Playboy
  • Robert M. LaFollette, Sr. (1855-1925) The Embattled Progressive
  • John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) The State's Rights Champion
  • Robert A. Taft (1889-1983) Mr. Republican