SAT Subject US History Practice Question 324: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 324

35. The Freedmen's Bureau accomplished all the following EXCEPT:

A. Founded African-American schools through out the South
B. Supervised polling places so that African Americans were ensured of the right to vote
C. Helped establish African-American colleges
D. Settled contract disputes between planters and African-American wage laborers
E. Provided food, clothing, and medical care to Southerners made destitute by the Civil War

Correct Answer: B


Supervising polling places was not a major task of the Freedman's Bureau. In addition, the question asks what the Bureau "accomplished," but African Americans in the South quickly lost their right to vote. The other four choices are all true.

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