SAT Subject US History Practice Question 200: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 200

1. The Reconstruction amendments affected the right to suffrage of

A. African-American voters
B. female voters
C. voters between the ages of 18 and 21
D. Native American voters
E. Ku Klux Klan members

Correct Answer: A


The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, known as the Reconstruction Amendments, attempted to ensure that newly freed slavers in the South had certain constitutionally protected rights. The Fifteenth Amendment states that, "The rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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