SAT Subject US History Practice Question 40: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 40

2. What happened at the Seneca Falls Convention?

A. A constitutional amendment was passed granting women the right to vote.
B. A Declaration of Sentiments listing women's grievances was signed and published.
C. A riot broke out between those who supported and those who opposed women's rights.
D. The president of the United States pledged to make women's rights a major campaign issue.
E. Newspaper articles supporting the abolition of slavery were read and discussed.

Correct Answer: B


The Seneca Falls Convention is important because it was the first national meeting in the United States on the issue of women's rights. No riot broke out, the president did not attend, and the convention did not have the power to pass a constitutional amendment.

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