SAT Subject US History Practice Question 260: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 260

61. The temperance movement began in the 1820s as an attempt to

A. bring about more lenient sentences for criminals
B. lessen the restrictions on immigration from Ireland
C. persuade Congress to be tolerant of Native American religious practices
D. bring reform to insane asylums and prisons
E. persuade people to limit their consumption of alcohol

Correct Answer: E


The word "temperance" in the context of politics and social history specifically refers to alcohol consumption.

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