SAT Subject US History Practice Question 144: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 144

35. The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863,

A. freed all slaves in the United States
B. freed all slaves in the Confederate States
C. required all slaves to register with the government
D. gave all adult male slaves the right to vote
E. gave all adult male slaves the right to enlist in the Union Army

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The Emancipation Proclamation specifically refers to slaves in states that are "currently in rebellion against the Union." It did not free any slaves held in other areas.

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