SAT Subject US History Practice Question 186: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 186

77. The 1783 Treaty of Paris granted the United States all the following EXCEPT:

A. British recognition of the United States as an independent nation
B. all territory between the 13 states and the Mississippi River
C. the right to maintain a standing army in the former colonies
D. British acceptance of U.S. payment of all debts owed by the colonies
E. fishing rights in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Correct Answer: C


The United States did not need the permission of a foreign power to maintain a standing army in its own territory.

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