SAT Subject US History Practice Question 401: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 401

22. Puritan authorities banished Roger Williams from the Massachusetts Bay Colony primarily because he

A. believed in independence from the British king
B. taught his congregation to sing and dance
C. believed in strict separation of church and state
D. wanted to be the leader of the Puritans
E. preached against peace with the Native Americans

Correct Answer: C


Puritan authorities did not believe in freedom of religion for anyone but themselves, and they did not believe in the separation of church and state.

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