SAT Subject US History Practice Question 35: Answer and Explanation
1. All the following major changes first occurred in U.S. society between 1790 and 1825 EXCEPT:
A. More than 100,000 Americans migrated westward.
B. The Industrial Revolution changed the economy and the way people worked.
C. The Erie Canal was completed.
D. Voting rights were expanded to include white men who did not own property.
E. Political leaders began disagreeing over the question of slavery.
Correct Answer: E
Political leaders had been disagreeing on the question of slavery ever since the debate over including Jefferson's reference to "cruel war against human nature" in the Declaration of Independence. This was not new to the nineteenth century. The other four choices all describe phenomena that had not happened before 1790.