SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1041: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1041

4. A tariff would protect

A. cloth made in New England.
B. cloth made in England.
C. cotton grown in the South.
D. wheat grown in the West.
E. corn grown in New England.

Correct Answer: A


A tariff is a tax on imports that protects domestic products. The key domestic industry was New England cloth manufacturing. To protect New England cloth, British cloth was taxed so that Americans would buy cheaper New England cloth. American wheat, corn, and cotton needed no protection.

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