SAT Subject US History Practice Question 414: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 414

35. Article I of the Constitution assigns the vice president the duty of

A. signing legislation when the president is out of Washington
B. negotiating treaties
C. representing the United States at social functions
D. presiding over meetings of the Senate
E. introducing legislation to Congress

Correct Answer: D


Article I, which describes the functions of the Senate, notes that the vice president will preside over it but not vote unless the Senate is tied.

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