SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1075: Answer and Explanation
2. Coxey's Army was
A. a disgruntled band of poor farmers and indentured servants in colonial Virginia.
B. a group of farmers who protested the excise tax on whiskey during Washington's administration.
C. an African American regiment that fought in the Civil War.
D. an agrarian protest movement against the government's inaction in the wake of the Panic of 1893.
E. World War I veterans who marched to Washington, D.C., during the Depression to demand their bonus payments.
Correct Answer: D
Coxey's army, led by Jacob Coxey, marched on Washington to protest Cleveland's laissez-faire approach to the depression following the Panic of 1893. Most of the other choices refer to other protests in American history. Choice (A) describes Bacon's Rebellion, choice (B) describes the Whiskey Rebellion, and choice (E) describes the Bonus March. The most famous African American regiment in the Civil War was the 54th Massachusetts Infantry.