SAT Subject US History Practice Question 437: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 437

58. The American Colonization Society was founded in the early 1800s primarily to

A. forcibly expel African Americans from the United States
B. establish Native American reservations on good, fertile farming and hunting lands
C. encourage residents of the Eastern states to settle the Great Plains and the Southwest
D. help free African Americans resettle in northwestern Africa
E. achieve immediate and universal abolition of slavery throughout the United States

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

The Colonization Society hoped that the issue of abolition could be settled peacefully by persuading and helping Africans leave North America altogether.

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