SAT Subject US History Practice Question 172: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 172

63. Pocahontas's friendship with the Jamestown colonists was historically important because she

A. encouraged trust and good relations between Native Americans and colonists
B. set other Native American women an example by marrying John Rolfe of Jamestown
C. made it possible for the Native Americans and colonists to trade with one another
D. ensured that the colonists granted the Native Americans full equal legal rights
E. permanently ended hostilities between the Native Americans and colonists

Correct Answer: A


Pocahontas brought about good relations between the two groups because both sides liked and trusted her; therefore, they were more willing to like and trust each other.

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