SAT Subject US History Practice Question 156: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 156

47. African Americans moved west in large numbers after the Civil War for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

A. to look for greater racial tolerance and economic opportunity
B. to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Harlem Renaissance
C. to escape violent persecution by angry white Southerners
D. to acquire farmland that the Homestead Act made available for free to the first people to claim it
E. to work on building the railroad that soon would connect the East Coast and the West Coast

Correct Answer: B


The Harlem Renaissance took place in the 1920s in New York City. The question asks why African Americans moved west.

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