SAT Subject US History Practice Question 157: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 157

48. Which of the following was NOT proposed in 1850 to the U.S. Senate as a compromise between proslavery and antislavery factions?

A. Admission to the United States of California as a free state
B. Continuation of slavery in the District of Columbia
C. Passage of tougher fugitive slave legislation
D. Purchase of its claim to New Mexico Territory from Texas
E. Division of Texas into two new territories: New Mexico and Utah

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

The division of Texas would not have helped the two factions to agree.

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