SAT Subject US History Practice Question 149: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 149

40. People in the United States lost confidence in President Herbert Hoover primarily because

A. his policies did not bring about an economic recovery
B. the Hoover Dam was an environmental disaster
C. the judges he appointed to the Supreme Court were incompetent
D. he outlawed membership in the Socialist and Communist parties
E. he established the Federal Farm Board in 1929

Correct Answer: A


People judged Hoover mainly by their own bank balances. The other four choices are either untrue or irrelevant.

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