SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1084: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1084

3. Theodore Roosevelt used his position as president to

A. push for measures to protect the environment.
B. advance a socialist agenda.
C. reform the banking system.
D. convince Americans to join World War I.
E. argue for a strict interpretation of the Constitution.

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

Theodore Roosevelt is known for championing environmental conservation. He helped bring thousands of acres under federal jurisdiction. No president advanced a socialist agenda, although President Franklin Roosevelt was accused by conservatives of doing so. President Wilson, not Theodore Roosevelt, reformed the banking system with the Federal Reserve Act and argued for U.S. intervention in World War I. A strict interpretation of the Constitution is most closely associated with President Jefferson.

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