SAT Subject US History Practice Question 32: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 32

1. Around which two central figures were the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties organized?

A. George Washington and John Adams
B. Alexander Hamilton and John Adams
C. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson
D. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
E. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Correct Answer: C


The two parties developed among the officers of the first cabinet. Hamilton headed one faction, and Jefferson the other.

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