SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1139: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1139

2. The people of the United States demonstrated their disapproval of Clinton's first two years in office by

A. holding demonstrations in Washington to express their displeasure.
B. appointing a special counsel to investigate Bill Clinton.
C. electing Republicans to Congress in 1994.
D. electing New Democrats to Congress in 1994.
E. impeaching Bill Clinton.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The midterm congressional elections of 1994 elected enough Republicans to make them the majority in Congress, a clear message to Clinton about the American peoples' displeasure with his administration. There were no demonstrations in Washington, D.C., to show the displeasure of the people. The special counsel, Kenneth Starr, was appointed by a panel of judges. Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives, but that didn't happen until his second term as president.

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