Newly Appointed Senator. Simple, honest, patriotic man, who works with children and helps people in needs; leader and organizer of the Boy Rangers
Senator Joseph Paine
Senior Senator from the state. Powerful and respected in the Senate. Knew and was close to Mr Smith's father when he was younger. In conflict about trying to do the right thing and being influenced by the wrong Jim Taylor.
A businessman and political party boss from the state. He has alot of power and influence in the state; kind of runs things from behind the scenes.
Senator Paine's secretary. 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 Ms Saunders.
Senator Paine's daughter
Movie takes place in a fictional U.S. state and in our nation's capital of Washington DC
What gift do the Boy Rangers give Mr Smith at his party?
When the newspaper reporters interview Mr Smith, what does he tell them he would like to do for the country?
A national boys camp to teach American ideals
What is Ms Saunders' first name?
What does Senator Paine accuse Mr Smith of doing?
Stealing money from kids
When Mr Smith returns to the Senate and takes the floor to speak, what does he do to prove that he is innocent?
He starts a filibuster.
How do the children help Mr Smith?
They print a newspaper trying to give Smith's side and they protest against Taylor's accusations.
What did you learn about the legislative process and how a bill becomes a law from watching the movie? (3 things)
a) steps of how a bill becomes a law b) How to introduce a bill c) Filibusters
While Mr Smith in on the train talking with Senator Paine, how do they say Mr Smith's father die?
He was shot in the back.
What does Mr Smith say he would like to do in the morning before he goes to the Senate for the first time?
Go to Mount Vernon
Why is Mr Smith angry and punching all of the news reporters?
They're making him look foolish.
Why is Willet Creek important to Mr Smith? Why is it important to Jim Taylor and Senator Paine?
Mr Smith wants to build a national boys camp, but that's where Jim and Paine want to build a dam.
Why does Susan Paine keep Mr Smith away from the Senate?
So he won't hear the bill that deals with Willet Creek Dam
How does Mr Smith find out?
After the Senate hearing, where does Mr Smith go? Who finds him? What do they decide to do?
He goes to the Lincoln memorial. Saunders finds him and he decides to fight back to clear his name.