SAT Subject US History Practice Question 427: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 427

48. In 1969, Native American activists occupied the abandoned prison on Alcatraz Island in order to protest all the following EXCEPT:

A. refusal of the U.S. and state government to honor treaty obligations
B. discrimination against Native Americans by whites
C. oppression of Native Americans by whites over three centuries
D. refusal of the U.S. government to allow prof itable businesses to operate on Native American reservations
E. marginalization of Native American culture by U.S. society

Correct Answer: D


Native Americans had accrued many serious grievances against the U.S. government for over 200 years, but the United States had not barred Native Americans from operating businesses on their reservations.

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