SAT Subject US History Practice Question 291: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 291

2. American colonists opposed the Tea Act for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

A. the high price of tea from the East India Com pany compared to other tea available in America
B. the tax added to the price of the East India tea
C. the advantage the Tea Act gave to British merchants over colonial ones
D. the fact that they had never voted on the Tea Act
E. the belief that if they accepted the East India tea, Parliament would begin taxing other products

Correct Answer: A


The East India tea, even with the tax, cost less than any other tea available in America.

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