SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1048: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1048

3. Manifest Destiny involved

A. slavery.
B. anti-slavery.
C. tariff protection for New England manufacturing.
D. expansion to the west.
E. Native American rights.

Correct Answer: D


Manifest Destiny was the belief in the inevitable expansion of the United States. Northerners and Southerners were in favor of expansion, and some from each side were opposed. There was no official "Northern" or "Southern" position on expansion. Expansion to new land was in conflict with the interests of the Native Americans.

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