SAT Subject US History Practice Question 240: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 240

41. The economy of the antebellum South was primarily dependent on

A. shipping and trade
B. manufacturing and skilled labor
C. government employment
D. land and slaves
E. foreign investment

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

The South depended on forced labor to culti-vate and harvest its cotton and rice crops.

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