SAT Subject US History Practice Question 314: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 314

25. The "gag rule" of 1837 prevented which issue from being discussed or debated in the House of Representatives?

A. Abolition
B. Secession
C. Reform
D. Censorship
E. Taxation

Correct Answer: A


The proslavery faction of Congress passed the gag rule in secret, then confronted the antislavery faction with the accomplished fact.

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