SAT Subject US History Practice Question 221: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 221

22. Which of the following was the primary cause of the Boston Massacre?

A. Passage of the Stamp Act
B. Passage of the Sugar Act
C. Boston Tea Party
D. Revocation of the royal charter of Massachusetts
E. Installation of British troops in Boston during peacetime

Correct Answer: E


The Boston Massacre took place because Bostonians resented the presence in their city of a standing army during peacetime.

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