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How Did Chester A. Arthur Become President?

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How did Chester Arthur become president of the United States?

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1. Who was the president before Chester Arthur?

2. Who was Roscoe Conkling?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and corresponding worksheet to quickly gauge how much you know about Chester Arthur's rise to power and his presidency. You will be test mainly on your ability to identify key figures and their roles in Arthur's ascension to office.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, you will be tested on your ability to:

  • Tell how Arthur became president
  • Name who was president before Arthur
  • Identify Roscoe Conkling
  • Choose a colloquialism that describes the spoils system
  • Explain why Charles Guiteau assassinated the president

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what event transpired that led Arthur to become president
  • Making connections - understand the colloquialism that best describes the spoils system used at the time Arthur became vice president
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding topics such as Roscoe Conkling and the assassination of James Garfield

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this part of American history, use the lesson titled How Did Chester A. Arthur Become President? You will learn facts such as:

  • What year Arthur became president
  • What political concept emerged following the Civil War
  • Which post Arthur was appointed to in 1871
  • Who Arthur helped to elect to the presidency in 1876
  • Why Arthur was chosen to run as vice president
  • What type of president Arthur was
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