SAT Subject US History Practice Question 440: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 440

61. Many teenagers in the United States in the 1960s demanded that the voting age be lowered to 18 from 21 primarily because

A. they wanted the privilege of protesting against government policies
B. they supported a political party that intended to overthrow the U.S. government
C. they wanted to be able to vote to lower the legal drinking age
D. they hoped to vote down a recent increase in income tax rates
E. they felt that since they were old enough to fight and die in military service, they were old enough to vote

Correct Answer: E


Teenagers in the United States felt that if they were old enough to be drafted at 18, they ought to be allowed at the same age to vote for the leaders who would decide whether to draft them.

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