Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Terms in this set (27)
Who gets to appoint a new senator when the old one died?
He controls all of the information that gets published
How is the editor/publisher of the news paper more powerful than the governor?
He wants a naïve one because he wants to be able to control him
What kind of senator did they want to appoint? Why?
He was naive, new in politics, his kids told him to
Why was smith picked to be senator?
Votes, people like him, naive
What are the reasons that the governor had for appointing smith?
He was shot in the back
What happened to mr smith's father?
President of the senate (referred to as mr. president)
Who presides over the senate?
Because he is is very naive, doesn't know he is being mocked, he has pigeons, and is from a small town
Why do the reporters make fun of smith?
He might mess it up
Why doesn't Payne want smith to know about the dam?
National boys camp
What is the bill that smith introduces?
How many senators are in the movie?
How many states are they in the movie?
It's near willett creek
What is the problem with smiths bill?
To keep him busy and out of the way
Why does Payne want smith to work on the bill?
Who owns the congressman and senator Payne?
He tells them what to do
What is meant by own?
Taylor controls the government
What is the Taylor machine?
Payne lying about smith
What is an example of the Taylor machine at work?
They'll get money from the dam
What is Taylor's interest in willett creek?
Who is the director?
When was the movie released?
What senator died?
What are the only causes worth fighting for?
He had his own newspaper
What was Smith's father's job?
How long was Smith's filibuster?
Because he gives the floor to Payne
Why cant smith keep the floor the first time?
Everyone who reads Taylor's newpaper
Who are the telegrams from?