SAT Subject US History Practice Question 222: Answer and Explanation
To which of the following does this cartoon refer?
A. The purchase of Alaska by William H. Seward
B. The concern people in the United States felt over the building of the Berlin Wall
C. The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the assassination of the Russian royal family
D. The World War II alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union
E. The fear of Soviet communism felt by people in the United States during the McCarthy era
Correct Answer: A
The two men in the cartoon are William Seward and President Andrew Johnson. They are taking a huge chunk of ice with them to "cool down" congressional opposition to the purchase of Alaska.