SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1050: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1050

1. Place these events in chronological order:

I. Kansas-Nebraska Act

II. Missouri Compromise

III. secession

IV. Bleeding Kansas

V. Uncle Tom's Cabin published

Answer choices:

A. II, V, IV, I, III
B. III, II, I, IV, V
C. V, IV, I, II, III
D. II, V, I, IV, III
E. V, I, II, III, IV

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

The correct order is the Missouri Compromise (1820), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), Bleeding Kansas (1856), and secession (1860 and 1861). Bleeding Kansas has to come after the people in the territory try to make a constitution, and secession is the act after Lincoln is elected. The Missouri Compromise was 30 years before, but to be repealed, it had to come before the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Uncle Tom's Cabin is a reaction to the Fugitive Slave Act, which was part of the Compromise of 1850.

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