SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1042: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1042

1. The Erie Canal connected

A. North to South.
B. Midwest to South.
C. Northeast to West.
D. Southeast to West.
E. Southeast to Northeast.

Correct Answer: C


The Erie Canal connected Albany to Buffalo on Lake Erie, which connected to the Old Northwest via other canals and the Great Lakes. The Hudson River connected Albany to New York City. The connection led to the economic and then political isolation of the South from the West.

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