SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1116: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1116

3. Who of the following proposed that the nation declare a "war on poverty"?

A. John F. Kennedy
B. Richard Nixon
C. Barry Goldwater
D. Lyndon B. Johnson
E. Earl Warren

Correct Answer: D


This phrase was used by the Johnson administration to emphasize its attempt to end poverty in the United States. Presidents Kennedy and Nixon and presidential candidate Goldwater used other slogans in their political careers. As a judge, Earl Warren never made any proposals for the nation.

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