SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1054: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1054

1. Of the states below, which one was President Lincoln most concerned about how the population felt about the Civil War?

A. Illinois
B. Kentucky
C. Georgia
D. Mississippi
E. South Carolina

Correct Answer: B


Kentucky was a border state. It had slavery, but it did not vote for secession. Keeping the border states in the union was one of Lincoln's chief concerns.

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