SAT Subject US History Practice Question 356: Answer and Explanation
67. Matthew Brady is known for
A. being a losing presidential candidate in 1896
B. leading the abolitionist movement in Ohio
C. quoting in a sermon to his congregation, "Go West, young man!"
D. writing dime novels about gunfighters
E. photographing the dead lying on Civil War battlefields
Correct Answer: E
Brady's hundreds of photographs provide a somber record of the terrible devastation the war brought to the nation.