SAT Subject US History Practice Question 382: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 382

3. It has been done for the sake of political power, in order to bring two new slaveholding senators upon this floor. The senator who made the above statement was referring to the passage of the

A. Fugitive Slave Act
B. Kansas-Nebraska Act
C. Dred Scott decision
D. Reconstruction Acts
E. Thirteenth Amendment

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The Kansas-Nebraska Act is the only one of the five choices that affected the number and likely political bias of incoming senators.

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