SAT Subject US History Practice Question 198: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 198

89. Over which issue did Congress agree to permit or withhold statehood from territories that applied for it between 1828 and 1860?

A. Free public education
B. Land grants to farmers
C. Slavery
D. Temperance
E. Woman suffrage

Correct Answer: C


Whether the nation as a whole would be primarily slaveholding, primarily free, or a balance of the two was a thorny issue in Congress throughout the era specified in the question.

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