SAT Subject US History Practice Question 17: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 17

1. The First Continental Congress was convened primarily to

A. discuss a unified colonial response to the Intolerable Acts
B. discuss a plan to unite the 13 colonies as an independent nation
C. raise a standing army that could protect the colonists against Britishoppression
D. arrive at a set of internal trade regulations that was fair to all colonies
E. plan a suspension of all trade with Great Britain

Correct Answer: A


The immediate reason for convening the Congress was to agree on how the colonies, united in their mutual concerns, would respond to the Intolerable Acts.

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