SAT Subject US History Practice Question 285: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 285

86. Which colony wrote the 1776 resolution stating that "these united colonies, are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states"?

A. Massachusetts
B. Pennsylvania
C. Rhode Island
D. New York
E. Virginia

Correct Answer: E


Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed this House of Burgesses resolution to Congress in June 1776.

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