SAT Subject US History Practice Question 191: Answer and Explanation
82. What was the connection between political machines of the late 1800s and the need for city services?
A. Political bosses often supported public projects.
B. Voters who wanted city services boycotted the polls on election day.
C. The federal government took over public works projects during the New Deal era.
D. The New York City subway system was built by the Tweed political machine.
E. The political machines refused all interest in public-works projects.
Correct Answer: A
The political bosses were in favor of city services and pushed for them as long as they could make a considerable amount of money.