SAT Subject US History Practice Question 42: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 42

4. The Second Great Awakening gave rise to or supported all the following movements EXCEPT:

A. women's education
B. temperance
C. abolition
D. women's suffrage
E. the Whig Party

Correct Answer: E


The Second Great Awakening was a religious movement. Because its leaders regarded all Christians as equal in the eyes of God, it supported equal rights for all. It opposed the free consumption of alcohol because alcohol led people into sinful pleasures. Almost all evangelical Protestants supported the Whig Party.

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