SAT Subject US History Practice Question 129: Answer and Explanation
20. Automation in the 1950s and 1960s brought about what two significant economic changes in the United States?
A. Increased hiring and tax cuts
B. An increase in manufacturing jobs and lower unemployment
C. Reductions in farm employment and elimination of factory jobs
D. Higher taxes and inflation
E. No changes
Correct Answer: C
Automation meant a gradual change from an agricultural and manufacturing economy to a service economy.