SAT Subject US History Practice Question 147: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 147

38. "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration." Which of the following would the speaker of this quotation most likely support?

A. Prohibition
B. Socialism
C. Segregation
D. Progressivism
E. Capitalism

Correct Answer: B


The philosophy of socialism is the one that most closely echoes the speaker's idea that the fruits of labor should belong to the laborer.

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