SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1095: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1095

2. When Herbert Hoover was elected president in 1928, the U.S. economy appeared to be in a

A. depression.
B. recession.
C. period of prosperity.
D. recovery.
E. bank crisis.

Correct Answer: C


Herbert Hoover's election occurred during a period of prosperity. That makes answers (A), (B) and (D) incorrect. There appeared to be no bank crisis at the time of Hoover's election in 1928.

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