SAT Subject US History Practice Question 363: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 363

74. Which of the following represents an attempt by the Hoover administration to combat the effects of the Great Depression?

A. The McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill
B. The coining of silver
C. The lowering of interest rates
D. The encouragement of margin buying on Wall Street
E. The public-works construction of the Boulder Dam

Correct Answer: E


The McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill was passed three times (in 1924, 1926, and 1928) by Congress and vetoed by President Coolidge with the support of Secretary of Commerce Hoover.

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