SAT Subject US History Practice Question 386: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 386

7. The Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire resulted in all the following EXCEPT:

A. The New York legislature enacted a stricter fire code.
B. A labor reform commission was created.
C. New workplace safety regulations were passed.
D. The U.S. congress passed the Elkins Act and the Hepburn Act.
E. About 150 workers were burned or crushed to death.

Correct Answer: D


The Elkins Act (1903) and the Hepburn Act (1906) were important examples of railroad legislation passed before the Triangle fire (1911).

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