SAT Subject US History Practice Question 396: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 396

17. Which of the following political parties passed a "gag rule" in 1837 that banned any discussion of abolition in Congress?

A. Whig Party
B. Democratic Party
C. Federalist Party
D. Free-Soil Party
E. Republican Party

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The Democratic Party was the proslavery party.

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