SAT Subject US History Practice Question 269: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 269

70. What was the purpose of the colonial committees of correspondence?

A. To keep the public informed of British violations of colonial rights
B. To maintain a mail-delivery service among the 13 colonies
C. To write letters to Parliament protesting the unpopular measures it passed
D. To circulate anonymous letters accusing specific British officials of crimes
E. To convene a national convention of delegates to discuss colonial independence from Britain

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

The task of the committees was to correspond with similar committees in other colonies so that the general public would be aware of British abuses of colonial rights.

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