SAT Subject US History Practice Question 171: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 171

62. The Farmers' Alliance of the 1870s was founded with all the following goals EXCEPT:

A. organizing cooperatives to buy equipment and market farm products
B. offering farmers low-cost insurance
C. lobbying for tougher bank regulations
D. helping members in times of hardship such as drought
E. supporting private ownership of national railroads

Correct Answer: E


The Alliance opposed private ownership of the railroads, which Alliance members felt should be owned and operated by the government.

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