SAT Subject US History Practice Question 274: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 274

75. President Jimmy Carter created the Department of Energy in 1977 primarily in response to the

A. depletion of U.S. coal resources
B. growth of kerosene as a heat source
C. surplus of electrical power
D. popularity of nuclear power plants
E. skyrocketing price of foreign oil

Correct Answer: E


Gasoline rationing in response to higher oil prices is a famous event of the Carter presidency.

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