SAT Subject US History Practice Question 301: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 301

12. Because they investigated the seamy underside of U.S. business and society, some journalists of the first decade of the twentieth century were known as

A. muckrakers
B. mugwumps
C. communists
D. socialists
E. carpetbaggers

Correct Answer: A


The journalists were figuratively raking through the muck of U.S. business and social institutions to expose what was really going on.

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