SAT Subject US History Practice Question 398: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 398

19. The completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 had all the following effects EXCEPT:

A. increase in westward migration
B. growth in the number of Western towns and cities
C. rise in the national employment rate
D. growth in the steel industry
E. rise in automobile ownership and production

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

The rise of the automobile throughout the twentieth century spelled disaster for the railroads.

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