SAT Subject US History Practice Question 25: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 25

1. The Articles of Confederation

A. were ratified by 9 of the 13 states and then became law
B. fixed the amount of the Revolutionary War debt Congress would have to repay
C. did not provide for an executive or judicial branch of the national government
D. established a strong central authority over the individual states
E. apportioned representation of each state according to its population

Correct Answer: C


The Articles could not fix the debt because they were written during the war. They were ratified by all the states. They did not establish a strong central authority or provide for proportional representation.

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