SAT Subject US History Practice Question 270: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 270

71. The impact of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930 was

A. a reduction of the tariff on imports from Germany that caused public outrage
B. a lower duty on Canadian goods that caused hard times in the Great Lakes states
C. high tariffs that contributed to a global economic downturn in the 1930s
D. an export tax on tobacco
E. higher salaries for senators

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930 reduced trade and contributed to a global economic downturn in the following decade.

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