SAT Subject US History Practice Question 325: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 325

36. All the following happened as a direct result of the Boston Massacre EXCEPT:

A. Samuel Adams demanded that all British troops immediately leave Boston.
B. John Adams agreed to defend the British soldiers arrested after the riot.
C. Paul Revere distributed an engraving of the riot that was circulated throughout the colonies.
D. Thomas Hutchinson disbanded the Massachusetts legislature.
E. John Hancock commissioned a portrait of Samuel Adams that was used for propaganda purposes.

Correct Answer: D


Royal Governor Hutchinson did not disband the legislature. It was from the legislative assembly that Samuel Adams demanded that the redcoats leave Boston.

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