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History Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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Newly appointed senator. A simple,honest,patriotic man, who works with children and helps people in needs; leader and organizer of the Boy Rangers (like the Boy Scouts)
Senator Joseph Paine
The senior senator from the state.He is very powerful and respected in the Senate. he knew, and was close friends with, Jefferson Smith's father when he was younger. he is in conflict about trying to do the right thing and being influenced to do wrong thing by Jim Taylor.
A businessman and political party boss from the state. He has a lot of power and influence in the state; kind of runs things from behind the scenes.
Senators Paine's secretary. She is assigned to help Mr. Smith. She is jaded and disillusioned by what she has seen working in Washington DC.
Governor Huber "Happy" Hopper
governor of the state in the movie. Does whatever Jim Taylor tells him to do.
Jim Taylor's helper.
Newspaper reporter who covers the Senate for his newspaper. A friend of Miss Saunders.
Senator Paine's daughter
What reasons do Governor's children give as to why they want their father to pick Mr.Smith as a new senator?
Mr. Smith is the head of the Boy Rangers put out a forest fire he was the greatest hero they ever had and he is also smart
What gift do the Boy Rangers give Mr. Smith at his party?
While Mr. Smith is on the train talking with Senator Paine, how do they say Mr. Smith's father died?
he was shot in the back
What does Mr. Smith say he would like to do on the morning before he goes to do for the country?
go out to Mt. Vernon
Why is Mr. Smith angry and punching all of the newspaper reporters?
Because they missed quoted him and made funny captions in the paper
What is Miss Saunders' first name
Why is Willet Creek important to Mr. Smith?
that is where he wants to build his Boys Camp.
Why is Willet Creek important to Jim Taylor and Senator Paine?
Paine and Taylor bought all the land around Willet Creek to build a dam and wants to sell it back to the government
Why does Susan Paine keep Mr. Smith away from the Senate?
because her dad went to the Senate to talk about building a Dam around Willet Creek.
How does Mr. Smith find out about the Willet Creek Dam Project?
Miss Saunders was drunk and did not know what she was doing and told him
What does Senator Paine accuse Mr. Smith for doing?
Of what he and Taylor are doing which is owing the land around Willet Creek.
After the Senate committee hearing, where does Mr. Smith go? Who finds him? What do they decide to do?
Mr. Smith went to the Lincoln Memorial. Miss Saunders finds Mr. Smith. and they decide to fight back .
When Mr. Smith returns to the Senate and takes the floor to speak, what does he do to prove he is innocent?
he stared a filibuster
How do the children help Mr. Smith?
They printed newspapers for him and tried to speak on his behalf
In the end, what happens to Senator Paine?
he tells the truth and he trys to kill himself