SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1013: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1013

4. The first permanent European settlement in the territory that would become the United States was

A. Plymouth.
B. Jamestown.
C. St. Augustine.
D. Santa Fe.
E. New Amsterdam.

Correct Answer: C


St. Augustine was settled by the Spanish in 1565. Plymouth was settled by the English in 1620. Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, was established in 1607. Santa Fe was established by the Spanish in 1610. The Dutch founded New Amsterdam (now New York) in 1624.

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