SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1056: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1056

3. Place the following events in chronological order:

1) Lincoln elected

2) Lincoln took office

3) Upper South secedes

4) Lower South secedes

5) Fort Sumter attacked

Answer choices:

A. 1, 2, 5, 3, 4
B. 3, 4, 1, 2, 5
C. 4, 3, 1, 2, 5
D. 1, 4, 2, 5, 3
E. 1, 5, 3, 4, 2

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

Lincoln was elected in November 1860. The Lower South seceded before Lincoln took office in March 1861. The attack on Fort Sumter, a pro-Union fort in Charleston, South Carolina, followed Lincoln's inauguration. Finally, the Upper South seceded after the attack.

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