SAT Subject US History Practice Question 34: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 34

3. What was the Democratic-Republican response to the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts?

A. The Treaty of Ghent
B. The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions
C. The Battle of Tippecanoe
D. The Judiciary Act
E. The Embargo Act

Correct Answer: B


The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions stated that if the federal govern- ment passed an unconstitutional law such as the Alien and Sedition Acts, the states did not have to obey it.

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