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Odd U.S. Senate
"Odd facts about the United States Senate and events surrounding it during its history."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
James Shield, from Maine, holds a senatorial record that might never be broken, what is it?
Writing the longest bill
He represented three states
Longest serving senator
Senator Blanche K. Bruce presided over the senate in 1879 but there was something special about him, what was it?
He was Confederate General
He was deaf and dumb
He was a Union deserter
He was a former slave
In 1881 two senators resigned over President Garfield's appointment of a customs collector; what state were they from?
In 1884 the man considered to be the 'Father of the Senate' died, who was he?
Henry B. Anthony
In 1893 Senator William Ruffin Cox was chosen as secretary of the senate but during the Civil War he did what?
He was a former Confederate General
He was a Union General
He protested the draft
He evaded the draft
What event in 1902 led to the senate adopting new rules on decorum and behavior?
A wild party involving senators
Too many senators indicted for bribery
What amendment gives voters the right to choose their senators?
In 1911 Congressman Victor Berger, of Wisconsin, introduced a resolution that called for what?
Abolishing the senate
Making Joshua Norton I emperor of the United States
Declare all elections as illegal
Making Ice cream the national treat
Erich Muenter is known for doing what to the senate building in 1915?
Being the architect of record during its construction
Painting graffitti on the walls
Bombing a senate wing
Creating a gas explosion
Senator Rebecca Felton of Georgia was the first female senator, being appointed to fill a vacancy in 1922. How old was she when she became a senator?
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